Off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island National Seashore stretches 37 miles and features beautiful beaches, a range of recreational activities and abundant wildlife including its famous wild horses. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources operates Assateague State Park, which is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the East and Sinepuxent Bay on the west. Here, outdoor lovers nurture nature by camping, biking, hiking, swimming and enjoying other leisurely pursuits.
Only a short drive away from Assateague Island National Seashore, is the Paradise Plaza Inn, making it easy for guests to plan a day trip. Afterwards, they can retreat back to their oceanfront hotel where they can enjoy relaxing on their balcony and taking in all the sights from the busy boardwalk just outside its doors.
Assateague Island National Seashore Wild Horses -
While the wild horses are a sight to see, feeding or petting is not recommended for safety reasons. But don't fret. There are plenty of opportunities to view these majestic animals. Bands of horses can be seen on the beach while driving slowly on park roads during the summer months. The "Life of the Forest" and "Life of the Marsh" trails are particularly good places to look.