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Maryland sightings

We actually saw horses on the beach in Maryland but none here both times we visited. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
gailmath
,
Massachusetts
In the refuge

The Assateague beach is located in the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. In other... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
jonekn
,
Silver Spring, Maryland
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“ocean city” (29 reviews)
“wild ponies” (42 reviews)
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Assateague Island, VA
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We actually saw horses on the beach in Maryland but none here both times we visited. The beach is very nice but be prepared for wind and cold water in June.

Thank gailmath
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Assateague beach is located in the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. In other words, it is not Ocean City or Rehoboth, with restaurants in easy walking distance. On the way to the beach, if you go early enough, you get a glimpse of...More

6  Thank jonekn
Reviewed 30 May 2017

For anyone content to see wildlife it is a great place to go. In 3 visits to the beach area over 5 days, we saw some of the Ponies, Shore birds, Black Ducks Geese, lots of Egrets, Herons, Ibises, bunches of Gulls (of course) and...More

Thank paintguy48
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank 20hdk
Reviewed 17 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...More

4  Thank Crowski1
Reviewed 10 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.

1  Thank Ramesh P
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 16 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-...More

Thank FlossEm77
Reviewed 28 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
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Response from Lisa N | Reviewed this property |
I think so. I did see a couple places where there were long blue heavy mats down over the sand that I assumed were for people in wheelchairs. I don't think they went all the way down to the water--at least when I was... More
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