Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore is a unit of the National Park Service occupying about half of Assateague Island and is located off of Maryland's eastern shore in the Atlantic. The park covers an area of 41,320 acres and reaches from the Ocean City inlet to the Maryland/Virginia state border. Over 2.1 million people visit the park each year. The park was created in 1965 after a strong nor'easter in 1962 (the Ash Wendesday Storm)destroyed the planned, but never built, resort community of Ocean Beach, Maryland. The national seashore is famous for its white sand beaches and wild ponies.

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