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Take a tour of Assateague Island National Seashore! Watch the three YouTube videos, posted below. Learn about the history and wildlife of this barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia.
In this 15 minute video (courtesy of Assateague’s NPS YouTube Channel), you’ll learn about Assateague’s original inhabitants and early European settlers. Did you know that this quiet, pristine island nearly became Ocean Beach, a mega-tourist destination? Discover how Mother Nature and Lyndon Johnson intervened to prevent this commercial development
A Fed Horse is a Dead Horse►
In this PSA from the National Park Service, you will see some footage of Assateague’s most popular residents. The video offers tips for keeping them (and yourself) safe when you visit. Assateague is famous for its wild horses. They are descended from shipwreck survivors or from early settlers’ free-range horses.
Assateague Island Camping►
In this three minute video, go camping with Beyond Borders Ventures. Watch the waves from your ocean-front tent. Walk with a herd of wild horses. Say hello to a horseshoe crab.
- Assateague Island National Seashore
- Virtual Assateague
Location: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Berlin, MD 21811
Designation: National Seashore
Date designated or established: January 1, 1965
Date of my visit: April 19, 2013