Assateague Beach, Assateague Island

4.7
#3 of 12 in Beaches in Virginia
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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  • Love this beach - quiet, clean and simple. If you are going to the beach to be by the water, this place is for you.  more »
  • Assateague is a narrower beach and the surf is a little rough (which I think is fun). It can also be crowded but the other beach goers seem to be polite and non intrusive. Very clean.  more »

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