The Virginia Beach That’s Unlike Any Other In The World

Virginia’s coast is a pristine stretch of land that defines our state. While Virginia Beach is an incredibly popular summer destination (and rightly so!) there are plenty other stretches of shoreline that most folks don’t know about. One such place is rather secluded and offers another unusual element: wild ponies. A visit to Assateague Island National Seashore is rewarding not only for the natural preserve, but also for the breathtaking beauty.

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We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Please note, some of these photographs are taken from the Maryland portion of Assateague Island. Since the National Seashore is shared between the two states, including both offers a more expansive view of this gorgeous land. For a detailed account of the island, visit the National Parks Service website.

Have you visited Assateague National Seashore recently? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences there! For more big beach alternatives, be sure to check out these 9 Beautiful, Lesser-Known Beaches In Virginia.