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Assateague Island National Seashore
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Location Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Address 8586 Beach Road, Chincoteague Island, Virginia, United States
Lat, Long 37.885486, -75.345066
Phone Number 757-336-6577
Description Assateague Island National Seashore is located close to Chincoteague Island, Virginia & Ocean City, Maryland. Assateague has over 37 miles of pristine beach. The Virginia / Maryland state line crosses the island almost at the middle. There are two entrances to Assateague Island (one is in Virginia and the other is in Maryland). Please note that vehicles are unable to cross the island from the Maryland side of Assateague to the Virginia side of Assateague or vice versa. Over 300 wild ponies wander the beaches, inland pine forest, and salt marshes. Together with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Refuge and State Park, the land and water boundaries of Assateague total over 48,000 acres in Maryland and Virginia. Assateague Island is a vital resting and feeding area for a large variety of birds and a major tourist destination for bird enthusiasts and beach traveler's from all over the world. Assateague became a National Seashore in 1965.
Keywords VA, Seashore, Berlin, MD, Chincoteague Bay,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2012-02-09
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