• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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  • Backcountry Camping Closures

    Pope Bay, Green Run, Pine Tree & Tingles Island backcountry campsites will be closed on these dates due to hunting seasons: October 15-25, 2014; November 13-15, 2014; November 29-December 13, 2014; January 16-19, 2015 More »

Weather

Climate

Spring: Often windy and cool with lows in the 40's and highs in the 60's.
Summer: Hot and humid with lows in the 60's and highs in the 80's.
Fall: Warm with lows in the 50's and highs in the 70's.
Winter: Damp cold and often windy. Lows in the 20's, highs in the 40's.


 

Weather Forecasts (National Weather Service)

Berlin, MD
Chincoteague Island, VA


 

NOAA Tide Predictions

Maryland District Tides
Ocean City Inlet (pdf file, 75.8kb)
Public Landing (pdf file, 69kb)
South Point, Sinepuxent Neck (pdf file, 69kb)

Virginia District Tides
Wallops Island (oceanside) (pdf file, 71kb)
Assateague beach, Toms Cove (cove/bayside) (pdf file, 72kb)
Chincoteague Channel, South End (pdf file, 70kb)
Chincoteague Island, Oyster Bay (pdf file, 70kb)

Did You Know?

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! 4 kb

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! Beach foam is created when the tumultuous action of the surf forces air into the ocean water. It is similar to whipping egg whites into froth but instead of egg whites the ocean contains organic compounds that reduce the surface tension of the bubbles.