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Assateague Beach

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Address: Assateague Island, VA

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Early sunrises are GORGEOUS!

Spent two mornings on the beach. Arrived at 5:30 a.m. each morning to get the most awesome sunrises that I have seen. Early we were able to just sit and enjoy, crowd began to... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
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comanche, oklahoma
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Spent two mornings on the beach. Arrived at 5:30 a.m. each morning to get the most awesome sunrises that I have seen. Early we were able to just sit and enjoy, crowd began to arrive about 10, but the walks on the beach either direction were wonderful. Walking south past the end of the parking lots allowed a chance to... More 

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Northern Virginia
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It's a great beach - clean, large, not too buggy (unless the ponies come and drop some doo-doo!) No concessions, no food for sale. You have to take everything with you: towels, sunscreen, food, water, hats, sunglasses, beach umbrellas, toys. There are bathrooms, changing rooms and a few shower stations. Also grills and picnic tables on the beach. Really good... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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134 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Clean and beautiful beach. The beach is not huge or wide but it is very clean and the further you walk away from the parking area the emptier it is if you want to get away from the crowds.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Parking is very easy....the south lot is HUGE. There are changing rooms, chemical toilets, and cold rinse off showers stationed about every 1/8th mile or so. The rangers in the Tom's Cove visitor center were wonderful and they sell the BEST bug spray too. There are bike trails and bike racks in the parking lots if you want to come... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The beach was amazing and clean. The horses were in the parking lot as we drove in and them some came onto the beach. I have never seen anything like it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Unlike other beaches in the area, Assateague is run by the National Park Service- it is clean, quiet, beautiful sand dunes, and Dolphins. There is plenty of parking and bathrooms and showers. You have to pay a fee at the NPS entrance. There are great Ranger led programs---kayaking, star gazing..etc.

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Delaware
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hi, While looking for horses I realized that you only really see them on your way to the beach (in the marsh/flat area where there aren't many trees). The lighthouse trail was cool. The entry is free. I recommend not going on the hottest days of the summer (July).

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Manassas, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

great trip, was able to see many ponies, a lot of dolphins and 5 bald eagles. Recommend a weekend trip!!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

After visiting the Assateague Lighthouse, I drove down the island to the beach. I fully expected it to be quiet, secluded....like a state park or nature preserve. What I did not expect was to see five long rows of vehicles in every direction, the narrowest stretch of sand I've ever seen (and at a steep incline, no less) and so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Although the beach is getting narrower each year this is still a favorite. Today was a perfect 10! Nice breeze, lots of shells, and beautiful water. Of course, no visit to the island is complete without a trip to the famous Island Creamery on the way out!

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