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Assateague Beach

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Address: Assateague Island, VA

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A nature lover's dream

The national park on this barrier island is a spectacular place to explore. We had 2 carloads of people and we visited 3 times during our vacation week in the area. There were two... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The national park on this barrier island is a spectacular place to explore. We had 2 carloads of people and we visited 3 times during our vacation week in the area. There were two of us with National Park Senior passes so we were able to bring everyone in each visit without paying a fee. The drive to the beach... More 

2 Thank 20hdk
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited with a 2yo and 7yo, who enjoyed looking at the ponies but quickly lost interest after they realized they couldn't touch or go near them. The beach is very pretty, but we were there in the off season so the beach at Ocean City was just as uncrowded. I think if you're an adult, it would be great... More 

1 Thank Crowski1
Princeton, New Jersey
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110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While we were at Lighthouse then went to Beach It was smoke free awesome BeachBut if you want to swim must go in June July.

Thank Ramesh P
Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice walk on the beach. Beach was fairly clean. Very pretty dunes. Didn't see any horses on the beach but still enjoyed it.

Thank krisom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

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 .

2 Thank joan19541
Canterbury, Connecticut
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147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

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 & enforcement needed to keep both human & animal safe. Dan is a treasure- full of helpful hints to fully enjoy the refuge & common sense for both human... More 

Thank FlossEm77
East Earl, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Cheryl S
Centreville, Virginia
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Maryland State park (not national park) Went from Wed - Sun the third week in October. Off season in a tent. The first 2 days (wed, thur) we had great weather with an empty beach, empty campground but the mosquitos were really bad because of the warm weather. Also. lots of stickers in the grass and brush. Friday and Saturday... More 

Thank Greg H
Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were informed and put in at two locations on the island. Very peaceful kayaking. After we finished kayaking, we were treated to seeing a six week old fold which we were told is very rare. We saw more ponies as we were leaving. This was a great day trip and I would suggest it to anyone. Just remember not... More 

Thank Chuck R
Harwich, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went across to the island the day that "Matthew" struck the Va Beach and Norfolk Coast areas and again the following morning. Both visits were spectacular in their own right. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of nature at its extremes. No ponies in sight, though!

Thank Robert G

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