Nine miles west of Ocean City, Maryland, Assateague Island, a federal/state enclave, takes us back to simplicity and escape. Many of our Guests go to Assateague for walks and photo shoots and to view the ponies and birds and sand species, shells and vistas, clean sand, blue sky, winds howling and whispering.

It's only a fifteen-minute drive from Waystead Inn to Assateague, and worth the trip. Visit Assateague Island State Park and Assateague National Park websites for details, fees, and hours of operation.