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“Not to be missed!! ”

Assateague Island National Seashore
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Owner description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a cool windy day in early April. Watched a fascinating short film on the wild horses at the National Park Visitors Center— drove over the bridge onto Assateague Island, and immediately saw three horses grazing down by the bay!

We took the shore Trail, and not long after we reached the lookout tower we spotted three more horses standing together. Took the path of little further and before you know it we were standing very close to three beautiful wild horses!

If you have a golden eagle pass to the national parks, or even just an annual pass, this will be free for you. The park rangers couldn’t have been nicer— even the gift shop is sweet.

Most of all it’s the wild beauty of the place that gets to you. The wild horses of Assateague make it what it is, of course – – and the sense that every time you go you might find something new, and stumble across many horses or very few. I’m sure it’s different in all seasons but in early spring it was magical.

3  Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Not having done our proper research this was an awesome surprise. The visitor center was informative and the ranger told us where the ponies had been spotted a few hours earlier. We saw about 7 of the ponies which was a huge hit with the 11 year old. The beach is fabulous. Great dunes. We did a few hikes. Incredible place. I would love to go back in warmer weather.

2  Thank LV2travelmore
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is my 2nd time here and love this place. However, no shade and can be very buggy. Something was biting me all night this time around not sure what it was. I sprayed and helped a bit. There is absolutely no shade and water was freezing. Ponies as well can be a pain and they will get in cooler if not secure. The ponies got into cooler next to me so either put in car or secure it.

2  Thank Thomas_M_13742
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Assateague Island National Seashore is a perfect get away to see the ocean and the ponies that live on the island. It gets crowded very quickly.

1  Thank Tiffany E
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Make your first stop the visitors’ center. It’s interesting and the staff is courteous and friendly. But it’s the horses that take your breath away! Drive slowly and look. They appear suddenly.

Thank Shirley H
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