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Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland
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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 Berlin using our Berlin tourist route planner.
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  • This is hands down one of the favorite spots I've ever visited! Not only is the nature wonderful but what really makes it unique is of course all the wild horses walking around and moving freely on th...  more »
  • Assateague was a wonderful place to visit! My husband and I wanted to do something active and outdoors for spring break, didn't want to spend much, and wanted a new experience. We chose assateague bas...  more »
  • It's impossible to visit this area without visiting Assateague. An avid photographer, I wasn't disappointed with the numerous wild pony sightings & the deer. The beach offered tranquil sea views with ...  more »