When can you see the ponies at Assateague?

What month is best to see ponies? Anytime from late April through mid October. Summer is a great time to see the foals. The weather is best at this time of year.

What is the best time to see the horses on Assateague Island?

The best time to see the Assateague Island horses is from late April through mid-October. 300 ponies live on the island. Lifeguards are in designated beach areas in Maryland and Virginia – 10 am to 5 pm seasonally. You cannot drive down the island between the Maryland and Virginia sides of the park.

Where are the ponies on Assateague Island?

Assateague ponies are often found feeding on the salt marsh cordgrass along Assateague’s western shoreline. When traveling by boat, you may encounter Assateague ponies along extensive bay habitats and pine forest of the 37 mile barrier island .

What time do the ponies swim back to Assateague?

Noon Swim back. Carnival – 7pm – 11pm. Rides, games, food, live music, BINGO and raffles. On Friday morning, the adult ponies make their swim back to Assateague Island where they will live…

Can I drive to Assateague Island?

There is no vehicle access between the two entrances on Assateague Island. Vehicles must return to the mainland to access either the north or south entrance. The closest airports are Ocean City Municipal Airport (410-213-2471) and Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport (410-548-4827).

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Which side of Assateague Island is better?

We prefer the Maryland side, less crowds, bigger beach, better facilities on the State Park area, and Berlin is always wonderful.

Do you always see horses at Assateague?

The most probable theory is that they survived a shipwreck of a Spanish ship, the La Galga in 1750. Chincoteague Island is smaller at 7 miles wide with a town, hotels and restaurants. The wild horses are actually all on the Assateague Island but many people stay in the town of Chincoteague while they visit.