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Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore Egret © Glenn Peterson Vidal
A Great Egret in flight. Assateague Island National Seashore.On Sept,7/09. Photograph by Glenn Vidal www.1Peterson.com
Assateague Island National Seashore Egret © Glenn Peterson Vidal
A Great Egret in flight. Assateague Island National Seashore.On Sept,7/09. Photograph by Glenn Vidal www.1Peterson.com
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, Maryland   21811
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Storm tossed seas, as well as gentle breezes shape Assateague Island. This barrier island is a tale of constant movement and change. <P>Bands of wild horses freely roam amongst plants and native animals that have adapted to a life of sand, salt and wind. Special thickened leaves and odd shapes reveal the plant world?s successful struggle here. Ghost crabs buried in the cool beach sand and tree swallows plucking bayberries on their southward migration offer glimpses of the animal world?s connection to Assateague. <P>Human struggles are intertwined with this island at the ocean?s edge. Gallant surf rescues by the US Life-Saving Service and dashed dreams of a summer beach resort are but a few of the stories told here. <P>Marine and terrestrial life functioning in concert offer a closer look at a natural and cultural world shaped by forces larger than our own. <P>
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 8 family afforable
I felt the price for the beach for a family of 4 was a little high almost 25.00 to visit your beautiful beach. Love the area but not the prices.A 2 day pass at that price is aceptable.We visited for several times the price keeps going up.Should be more family affordable for out of state residents
June 30 Lovin it by alysia j.
best place if ur a outdoors person,horse person,or even lover of beach. ive went 6 years make tht 7 of this year
July 8 Awesome by vancefam819
Wild horses roam the island. They will visit your sight. Beautiful animals. Amazing Beaches. A must visit. Beware of the bugs, bring plenty of bug spray with deet

Area Campgrounds
Island Resort
9537 Cropper Island Road
Newark, MD
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Directions
Plane - The closest airports are Ocean City Municipal Airport (410-213-2471) and Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport (410-548-4827). <P> <br>Car - There are two entrances to Assateague Island National Seashore. Assateague's north entrance is at the end of Route 611, eight miles south of Ocean City, MD. The south entrance is at the end of Route 175, two miles from Chincoteague, VA. There is no vehicle access between the two entrances on Assateague Island. Vehicles must return to the mainland to access either the north or south entrance. <P> <br>Public Transportation - No public transportation available. <P>

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