The Assateague Islands lie close to Ocean City of Maryland. The boardwalk and beachside attractions here are not the only things that will draw you here, but the wild and untamed natural beauty of this place. It spans 37 miles and is considered a crowning jewel of the place. Hence, among places to see in the mid Atlantic coast make this part of your checklist as well.
You will find ponies running wild here as well as maritime forests and salt marshes. The unspoiled white sandy beaches are wonderfully isolated, compared to the crowds that you will find at other popular beach destinations here. If you wish to take a break from the urban landscapes of Washington or Boston this is a peaceful place to plan to visit.
Assateague State Park is the main place to visit here, known for colonies of wild horses and sandy beaches. It is a barrier island park that is famous for wild horses that migrate here. The sandy beaches are popular with tourists and you could plan to put up camp here or go fishing.
Another place to savor wildlife on this island is Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. You could book a local tour to take you through the series of protected beaches on this stretch, forests that have wild ponies and water fowl in marshlands as well as check out the historic lighthouse located here. Sarah and Tommy, roofers in Albany, are friends who got engaged at this amazing spot and have visited here often over the years. They said you could also go fishing in many designated water bodies here. The lighthouse is an important landmark of this place that has a height of 142 ft whose top offers panoramic vistas.
Amusement and theme parks are also present here that would be much more delightful to children for sure. Old West style campgrounds and amusements such as pony rides, bank holdups and cancan shows make for unique fun in places like Frontier Town Western Theme Park, Bajaj Amusements.
You could also take a cruise to Sinepuxent Bay. It is an inland waterway; it connects Chincoteague Bay to the Isle of Wight Bay, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean by the Ocean City Inlet.
White sand beaches, pristine waters and wildlife await you at this unique island destination.