Assateague Island National Seashore, Ocean City, Maryland

7206 National Seashore Ln, Ocean City, Maryland 21811

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  • Little kids (3-5)
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  • Teens (13+)

Tips for Families

Besides swimming and playing in the sand, young kids may enjoy the Mini (ages 4-5) and Junior (6+) Ranger programs, including a booklet, a ranger-guided program and a completion badge.


Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Ocean City, Maryland 21811

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Phone: 410-641-1441
URL: http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: $15 per vehicle for a seven-day pass. For details, check prices. More Info

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Submitted by: Trevvor C.

Assateague (and neighboring Chincoteague) has been a family vacation destination for a few different years, and each time it's been a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Since the oceanfront is in a National Seashore, it's about as natural and building-l...

Submitted by: Sarah O.

Great family beach and wildlife preserve...

Submitted by: James S.

A perfect weekend. My son and I camped for 2 nights and this time of the year it was almost empty. Jack, our site host was helpful stopping by early Saturday morning to ensure that all was well. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing just yards from you is just incredible. We bought some firewood from the office, but it was very wet. Luckily, we found a guy selling wood out of his driveway just a few miles from the island and it made all the difference. Watch out for the horses! One of them suck up on us while we were roasting hot dogs and nabbed our pack of hot dog buns before we even knew what was happening. We had kept all of our food in the car, and they had only been out for a few minutes whi...

Submitted by: Jessica G.

Finally got out here to spend a couple of days on the beach and a night camping and I must agree that it is totally worth the drive; just wish we discovered it sooner!!   This place is really popular during the summer and we had a tough time getting a campsite (I basically hung out online until one became free and I snatched it up).  We stayed in the bayside loop and it was nice with decent-sized sites, fire pits, and nearby chemical toilets with showers and drinking water.  Surprisingly quiet in this area with a view of the bay and the lights from Ocean City.  Watching the ponies walk right by our tent late into the night was a bit unnerving but so fun!  As an added bonus, stargazing conditions at night wer...

Submitted by: baklava g.

This beach is soooooo lovely!  This is THE BEST BEACH in the State of Maryland. It is clean (both water and shore), non-assuming and quiet.  It was not crowded with tons of people (Ocean City) and the parking was cheap and easy (lot parking).  I would HIGHLY recommend this beach to fam...

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