Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Island

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National Park
Witness wild ponies running free on 16,720 hectares (41,320 acres) at Assateague Island National Seashore, a portion of Assateague Island run by the National Park Service. Stop in at the visitors center before crossing over into the park. Walk the shores of its famous white sand beaches, take a short hike, swim anywhere on the island, or even go fishing (Maryland fishing license required). While the island hosts a variety of birds, it is most well-known for its free-roaming, wild ponies. These Assateague Island wild ponies wander along the beaches near Chincoteague, Virginia, and Ocean City, Maryland. In addition to participating in recreational activities available on the Island, take a tour to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Arrange your visit to Assateague Island National Seashore and discover more family-friendly attractions in Assateague Island using our Assateague Island tourist route planner.
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  • The visitors center has two good movies: one about the wild horses, and one about the park's history, and both are worth watching. Younger children really enjoyed the first film about the horses, whic...  more »
  • Wild horses! Walking right up to you. In your car. At the quiet beach front or bayside campgrounds. On the private beach where you can make a sunset fire. Kayaking. Crabbing. Fishing. There is no plac...  more »
  • We love Assateague Island National Seashore MD) in early spring before the bugs come out! Love to watch the ponies. We've always stayed on the ocean side so I can't rate the bay side campground but so...  more »