The Bayside Drive-in Camping on the Assateague Island National Seashore is the perfect place to park it for a few days and get your beach on, with a life-guarded swimming beach just a hop away. Bring along your bike and kayak or rent one nearby to explore the island’s bike trails and marshes up close and personal. Want to be the campsite hero? Catch some crabs or clams and cook up a seafood camping dinner your friends will never forget!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
47 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Bayside Drive-in Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Heidi
Heidi M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 21st, 2016

Camped here with a group of about 12 friends (across 2 campsites). Had a great time relaxing on the nearby beach and playing games at our site. There are big sites with plenty of room for multiple tents, chemical toilets and showers nearby, and wild ponies roaming around. Definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara L.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2018

Mosquitoes are in full force in August and poses a constant annoyance. Make sure not to leave any food out. Wild ponies came to my site and knocked my cooler over and uprooted my tent stakes.

Wild ponies visited my campsite!
Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

This was a wonderful beautiful location, I'd suggest bringing bug spray for sure!

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February 12th, 2019
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March 8th, 2017
Assateague Island National Seashore
United States
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38.208° N, 75.164° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 47 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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