20Assateague Island, Virginia and Maryland
Are you a horse lover? Or just a lover of mystical destinations? If so, Assateague Island is the place for you. 300 wild horses roam the beaches of this magical island. According to folklore, the horses arrived here in the 18th century, after a shipwreck off the coast of Virginia.
They have continued to call the island their own ever since. Scenery and wildlife lover? The northern two-thirds of the island is in Maryland while the southern third is in Virginia. The Maryland section contains the majority of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park. The Virginia section is home to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Assateague is known for its numerous marshes, bays and coves, including Tom's Cove. This island is well and truly a wildlife lover’s paradise.