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Assateague Lighthouse

Assateague Island, VA
+1 757-336-3696
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Sight seeing

We stopped to look at the old lighthouse. It has 175 steps to the outside landing at the top of the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Christopher F
via mobile
Birthday Trip to Chincoteague Island

We absolutely loved Assateague Refuge. The trails, beaches, bathrooms, wash off stations everything... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Tasia M
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“bug spray” (15 reviews)
“light house” (17 reviews)
“short hike” (8 reviews)
Assateague Island, VA
+1 757-336-3696
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped to look at the old lighthouse. It has 175 steps to the outside landing at the top of the lighthouse. Well maintained, excellent views at the top. You could see the ponies, but they were extremely far away for the naked eye. Great...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We absolutely loved Assateague Refuge. The trails, beaches, bathrooms, wash off stations everything was clean and well worth the $20 Pass that's good for a week to get into the park and to the beach. We left a coin on the stone that tells of...More

Thank Tasia M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

So cool to walk up the 175 steps (there are places to stop and rest) and see the two islands from the top! Staff was informative. Wear bug spray, cuz the short walk to it is very buggy. But the views are worth it!!!

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Bathe in it. Bring a bottle with you. Slather it on you like it's going out of style. Do not say you weren't warned. We got to the door of the light house and there was a CLOUD of mosquitoes. They were noshing on people...More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I had read previous reviews about using bug spray, so we brought some with us. That wasn't the entire issue, but, it was part of the problem. We put deep woods Off, on and we still had bugs biting us. By the time we got...More

Thank saran315on
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Although I didn't climb (my guy did), I had a delightful time with the volunteer at the base/in the tiny shop. What a cool guy! Made it special. The view was great without going to the top, though here's one from the "climber."

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Its a short mosquito dodging walk from the parking lot to this free admission attraction. Small children were able to make the walk up to the top. Could see horses and beach area. Unless your afraid of heights, its a must do.

Thank sebring4444
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Not really a lot to see as compared to other lighthouses, but its still nice. We did not go up inside because the line was long and the sun was brutal not to mention the bugs, but would love to at some point. You park...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 1 August 2017

You don't have to be a lighthouse fanatic to enjoy this bright structure. The very short and easy hike begins at the parking lot on Assateague Island in the wildlife refuge. There is also accessible parking and it would not be too difficult for folks...More

Thank thesecretllama
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We took the short walk up a small hill to find this beautiful light house. Definitely worth seeing. At the pony swim we could see the light on in the distance.

Thank Kimberly M
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1 August 2017|
Response from TNorla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with a VA license