• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

Things To Know Before You Come

Summers at Assateague are generally hot and humid. Mosquitos, biting flies, gnats and ticks are abundant from spring through autumn. Insect repellent and/or protective clothing is recommended. It rarely snows in the winter but it is often cold, damp and windy. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for long walks in the sand and hard soled water shoes/sandals or for wading in bay waters.

Did You Know?

In 1999 the Toms Cove visitor center was relocated for the third time.4 kb

As Assateague moves and changes, beachfront visitor facilities are relocated westward. The Toms Cove visitor center has been moved 3 times!