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Assateague Beach, Assateague Island

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Assateague Beach features wide, undeveloped sandy shores, salt marshes and wildlife. The barrier island where this beach is located is renowned for throngs of wild ponies that roam freely. Several local companies provide horseback riding and pony tours. In addition to admiring the horses, you can take part in swimming and hiking, or you can join crab hunters and shell collectors on the seashore. You're able to try surf fishing, kayaking, and off-roading at designated places. The area provides amenities like lifeguards, a visitor center, and restrooms. Be aware that horses on the island are wild; you're discouraged from trying to pet or feed them. Assateague Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Assateague Island Edition.
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  • Lovely place to visit for The day. Of course the horses were the high light of the trip! Disappointed it cost to get in especially with a family on a budget . 
  • Dan, wildlife ranger on duty acknowledged us upon our entering the visitors center. Sensing our interest in many facets of the refuge he gave us an overview of their responsibilities, duties & enforce...  more »
  • Great time biking on the island great trails . October is a great time to go not to crowed.Enjoyed all the nature Birds horses even saw whales in the ocean.