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Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland
(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 Berlin using our Berlin tourist route planner.
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  • We try to come here when we're on the Eastern Shore Great beaches Well kept Great views and lots of nature 
  • This barrier island is simply gorgeous. We went in the off season, early November but the weather was great. It was so peaceful and quiet. We asked the park ranger if anyone had see the wild ponies an...  more »
  • While visiting Chincoteague Island VA, we were pleased to find out that pets are allowed on the beach area of Assateague Island National Seashore. Many of the the state parks in the area do not allow ...  more »