Wildlife on Assateague Island
Relax in nature on this Virginia barrier island.
Set off the coast of the Maryland/Virginia border, this pristine island is home to amazing birdlife and still-wild horses. It’s a relaxed family destination, ideal for lazy picnics and canoe rides along brackish waterways.
Pony Express Nature Tours
Take a guided wildlife tour on a canopied boat to see the island’s famous wild ponies—and even dolphins and bald eagles.
Don's Seafood Restaurant
Attack your dinner with a crab mallet and an oyster knife.
Kids will thrill to the pool and playground at this verdant and rambling hotel with a laid-back atmosphere. Spacious suites with lofts and porches are a good value.
Sea Shell Café
Known for clam chowder and platters of fried Atlantic shrimp and Chincoteague oysters, this restaurant hits the spot after a long day of beachcombing.