Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Island

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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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  • We love visiting Assateague each year while staying in Ocean City. Not only is seeing the wild ponies a unique experience, the view from the beach is beautiful. 
  • This place is perfect if you love nature. Have been camping there for years. There are no hookups. Most parts of the park permit quiet generators until 10pm. You are right at the beach. Ponies roam al...  more »
  • We went to the National seashore, not the state park right in front. State park was closed anyway. We were camping for 1 night, Bayside quiet zone with a tent. Was like 30 bucks, You can hear the gene...  more »