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What’s better than camping at the beach? How about backcountry camping at the beach! With a little extra effort in the form of backpacking along the water for 2 to 13 miles or paddling in (rad!) you can leave the riff raff behind for an idyllic, marshy, sand barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean complete with roaming wild horses. Choose between oceanside or bayside spots (bring Continue reading...
What’s better than camping at the beach? How about backcountry camping at the beach! With a little extra effort in the form of backpacking along the water for 2 to 13 miles or paddling in (rad!) you can leave the riff raff behind for an idyllic, marshy, sand barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean complete with roaming wild horses. Choose between oceanside or bayside spots (bring the bug repellant!) and then you can get to the real fun of swimming, sunning and frolicking across the sandy hills.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Fishing
Paddling
OHV
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
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Hipcamper Joshua
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Stayed over Memorial Day weekend 2015. First come first serve on campsites so found one available for two nights at the 'pine tree' campsite. My advice is check the weather and wind direction when going backcountry as these can effect the bug situation greatly. Lots of ticks at this location. Be prepared to get a solid leg workout if backpacking for a distance down the sand. Overall, if the conditions are right, it is an incredibly underestimated spot.

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Hipcamper Sam
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If you want the beach completely to yourself, backpacking into Lower Levels or (to get out of the wind) the first bayside campsite is a fantastic experience in the winter. It's cold and windy, but if that doesn't scare you away, the horses are abundant, the stars are out, and you can find fox tracks among the dunes. A local brew from Burley Oak to end the trip just seals the deal.

Hipcamper Chris
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There's a lot of bugs that come out at night so keep that in mind

Park
Assateague Island National Seashore
State
Maryland
Phone Number
410-641-1441
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.072° N, 75.214° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)