• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA


By Car
There are two entrances to Assateague Island National Seashore. Assateague's north entrance is at the end of Route 611, eight miles south of Ocean City, MD. The south entrance is at the end of Route 175, two miles east of Chincoteague, VA. There is no vehicle access between the two entrances on Assateague Island. Vehicles must return to the mainland to access either the north or south entrance.

By Plane
The closest airports are Ocean City Municipal Airport (410-213-2471) and Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport (410-548-4827).

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation available.


Warning about GPS Systems! Vehicle Navigation Systems and GPS units may provide inaccurate information - sending drivers to wrong destinations.


Physical Addresses

Business Offices - Maryland District
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Ranger Station/Campground Office - Maryland District
6633 Bayberry Drive
Berlin, MD 21811

Assateague Island Visitor Center - Maryland District
11800 Marsh View Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Toms Cove Visitor Center - Virginia District
8586 Beach Rd.
Chincoteague, VA 23336

Did You Know?

Surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service at the Assateague Beach Lifesaving Station. 4 kb

"You have to go out, but you don't have to come back." Such was the life of a surfman from fall to spring. The forgotten heroes of the U.S. Life-Saving Service rescued numerous shipwreck victims from Assateague's waters. The island was home to 4 Life-Saving Stations in the late 1800's-early 1900's.