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Assateague Lighthouse, Assateague Island

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  • Pros: -Cool birds of all kinds -Unique wildlife that makes you go "oh wow" -Amazingly beautiful marsh landscape -A beautiful beach with nice, warm water and soft sand -Fires on the beach -Even saw.....  more
    Pros: -Cool birds of all kinds -Unique wildlife that makes you go "oh wow" -Amazingly beautiful marsh landscape -A beautiful beach with nice, warm water and soft sand -Fires on the beach -Even saw.....  more »
  • Easy walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is beautiful. Take bug spray with you - you will need it. Lighthouse was closed when we visited, but the outside views were great. 
    Easy walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is beautiful. Take bug spray with you - you will need it. Lighthouse was closed when we visited, but the outside views were great.  more »
  • First THE LIGHTHOUSE IS NOT OPEN. The website is WRONG. Next. the bugs in August are INSANE . The Mosquitos will eat you alive. So if you just want to walk the 50 feet of woods to see the... 
    First THE LIGHTHOUSE IS NOT OPEN. The website is WRONG. Next. the bugs in August are INSANE . The Mosquitos will eat you alive. So if you just want to walk the 50 feet of woods to see the...  more »
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  • This historic lighthouse is a great place to visit. The hike up is fairly easy, however there is a steep hill which could be harder for some folks. As you approach from the trail, there is a moment when the lighthouse comes into view and it really is just perfect. There are plenty of photo opportunities around the lighthouse and there is a nice set of stationary binoculars to look through which provides a great opportunity to see the surrounding wildlife and area. It was definitely worth the stop and quick hike up to see this historic place.
  • This lighthouse was built around 1860’s. The parking is by the road and you have to hike a little up a small trail which is not too bad. There are stationary binoculars and we saw a few wild horses around 400 feet from the lighthouse.
  • Favorite stop when we’re visiting, just wish it wasn’t still closed to go inside. (Definitely put on bug spray before you come up the trail!) Pleasant short walk from the parking lot with nice views.
  • Today was the 155th anniversary of the lighthouse. In honor of the anniversary they opened the lighthouse tower to the public and allowed us to climb the stairs to the top. The lighthouse is not normally open to the public.
  • The Assateague lighthouse is a beautiful structure that is located within the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The lighthouse was built in 1867 and the lighthouse has a height of 142 feet and sits atop one of the highest sand dunes on the island at 22 feet above sea level. The double flashing beacon can be seen up to 22 miles away.

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