Go Beach Camping This Summer!

Combine your next camping getaway and beach vacation... go beach camping! The protected seashore at Assateague Island stretches from Maryland into Virginia with camping permitted on the Maryland side.

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The park's oceanside campsites are spacious and sandy, and just a short stroll on the boardwalk past the dunes to the beach. After setting up camp, set off on a hike to catch a glimpse of the island's famed wild ponies, collect seashells or play in the surf. At Assateague Island you can feel the sand under your feet -- and under your sleeping bag, too! Ranked Best National Park Camping by the Travel Channel.

Find out more:
Assateague State Park: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.html
Assateague Island National Seashore: http://www.nps.gov/asis/