Your perfect day at the beach doesn’t have to end at Assateague Island National Seashore. Keep your suit on and your shoes off as you head to their walk-in camping with tent-only sites within 200 feet of the parking area. Stay up all night staring into the campfire and watch the sun rise over your front row Atlantic Ocean view. Keep the sand out of your s’mores and you’re golden!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
60 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Hike in
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 Oceanside Walk-In Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Noah
Noah T.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2017

Great island and wonderful beaches. Privacy is limited as you are just camping on the dunes so be aware, also the horses can be quite pushy but a water spray bottle keeps them at bay.

Sunrise over the Atlantic!
Hipcamper Liz
Liz B.
recommends this listing.
January 14th, 2018

Beautiful location but watch out for that wind! Make sure you have tent stakes for sand (twist-in)

watch out for the wind!Win.Maryland crabs in biking distance!Oceanside Walk-In Campground
Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas D.
recommends this listing.
January 27th, 2017

Kiteboarding on bayside and Oceanside.

Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn K.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2017

Bring bug spray. Also, make sure your coolers are either lockable, secured with bungees and clips, or in your car.

The view from our tent.The wild horses are great viewing, and their antics keep us entertained. Just don't approach them--watch from a distance.Grilling ring at every campsite.The beach, just beyond the boardwalk.
Hipcamper Sheryl
Sheryl A.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2017

Bring bug repellent!

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

The wind off the ocean help keep away the mosquitoes but when I had to run back to my I was ruthlessly attacked.

Sunset at the beachWild ponies making their beach entranceSolar panels at the beachSimple campsite by the ocean
Hipcamper megan
Megan M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 21st, 2018

Without a doubt one of the my places to camp. Unlike other "beach camping" on the west coast, here you are actually on the beach. Aside from the famous ponies, cute little bunnies & mini deer run thru the campsites at dusk. Nice bike riding trails & marsh hikes. Bring shade, sand stakes, strong coolers & keep your distance from the ponies. They will bite & kick. Go in the fall to avoid the bugs.

Oceanside Walk-In CampgroundGo bayside for the sunsetOceanside Walk-In CampgroundDogs approved
Hipcamper Donna
Donna S.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2018

Best place on earth so far but don't feed the horses.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael K.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2018

This campground takes reservations six months in advance, and the sites sell out FAST! If you even have an inkling that you might want to camp here, mark your calendar and plan ahead. TIP: The bay side camping sites are mosquito havens. Try to stay on the beach side. There are still mosquitoes, but they are less of a problem if the wind is blowing in from the ocean.

Assateague Island National Seashore
United States
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38.195° N, 75.155° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 60 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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