Assateague Beach, Assateague Island

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Assateague Beach features wide, undeveloped sandy shores, salt marshes and wildlife. The barrier island where this beach is located is renowned for throngs of wild ponies that roam freely. Several local companies provide horseback riding and pony tours. In addition to admiring the horses, you can take part in swimming and hiking, or you can join crab hunters and shell collectors on the seashore. You're able to try surf fishing, kayaking, and off-roading at designated places. The area provides amenities like lifeguards, a visitor center, and restrooms. Be aware that horses on the island are wild; you're discouraged from trying to pet or feed them. To plan Assateague Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • We did a spur-of-the-moment trip, to D.C., at the beginning of the off-season. I've always wanted to go to Assateague Island and since it was so close we decided to take the drive. We weren't...  more »
  • We came here when we visited my friends who live in Berlin. The beach was about 15 minutes away. It was crowded but I didn’t feel like we were too close to other families like how I feel when going...  more »

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