Assateague Island National Seashore
Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.
Recently noted in USA Today as 10 Best: Beautiful beaches, naturally
Assateague's wild horses are well known, even to many people who have never been to the island. The "wild" horses on Assateague are actually feral animals, meaning that they are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state. Horses tough enough to survive the scorching heat, abundant mosquitoes, stormy weather and poor quality food found on this remote, windswept barrier island have formed a unique wild horse society. Enjoy their beauty from a distance, and you can help make sure these extraordinary wild horses will continue to thrive on Assateague Island.
Open Year-round. Features: nature trails, picnic areas, fishing, boating, beach, off-road vehicle trail (permit required) Day use-lifeguard. Pets on leash. 41 drive-in campsites. 104 oceanside, 49 bayside. RV's, Tents welcome.Add To Trip Planner >