A Trip To Assateague Island

By Kristen Lenox

A Trip To Assateague Island

A Trip To Assateague Island

Assateague Island is one of Maryland’s finest beaches for swimming & surf fishing.  Multiple options include going to the Assateague State Park, the National Seashore or driving on with your 4×4 vehicle.  Both the State Park and National Seashore have lifeguards, bathrooms & snack shacks during the season.  Check out www.dnr.maryland.gov for more information on Assateague Island State Park including information on overnight camping.  For more information on surf fishing by local expert Dale Timmons, check that article out here …….Surf Fishing the DelMarVa Coast

 

The drive to Assateague is beautiful going over the Verrazano Bridge & into Assateague State Park.  Ponies are normally all around as you drive through the park.  Many times they are in the parking lots & will come up to you at the beach checking for food.  Please do not feed the ponies.  Assateague State Park advises everyone to stay 40 feet or a “bus length” away from the horses.  Remember they are wild ponies & can kick & bite.  Also, please drive slowly into and around the park as sometimes they will come into the road.  Sadly, there have been a few ponies run over & killed in recent years.

 

On the way into Assateague Island, make sure to stop into Assateague Market.  They have everything you need (or may have forgotten) for a fun beach day, fishing trip or camping adventure… like suntan lotion, bug spray, bait, tackle, camping supplies, snacks, drinks, beer, wine, beach rafts/toys, gift items, hand-dipped ice cream & a deli with hot/cold foods.  Assateague Market is the last stop for gas before entering the Park.

 

       

Call Assateague Market at 410-641-3380 to place a food order to take into Assateague with you or order at their deli counter.  The deli offers breakfast sandwiches, hot and cold subs & sandwiches & fried foods like chicken tenders, french fries & mozzarella sticks.  Don’t forget to cool off with a hand-dipped ice cream after a day full of sun & fun!

 

Find Assateague Market at 7643 Stephen Decatur Highway Berlin, MD or check them out online at www.assateaguemarkets.com Daily In season hours from 7AM to 9PM.  Have fun on your Assateague adventure!

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