Berlin, MD 21811
Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.
Hours + Fees
Open year-round, 24 hours a day.Barrier Island Visitor Center
Open all year from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
The Barrier Island Visitor Center is located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on the southern side of Route 611, before the Verrazzano Bridge entrance into the park.
Open All Year. Hours change seasonally.
Located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on east side of Bayberry Drive, after the entrance station.
Open January-March: 6 am - 6 pm.
April: 6 am - 8 pm.
May-September: 5 am - 10 pm.
October: 6 am - 8 pm.
November-December: 6 am - 6 pm.
Open All Year, Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Winter 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Spring, Summer & Fall 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Toms Cove Visitor Center is located on the south side of Beach Road, prior to the beach parking areas.
Map + Directions
There are two entrances to Assateague Island National Seashore. Assateague's north entrance is at the end of Route 611, eight miles south of Ocean City, MD. The south entrance is at the end of Route 175, two miles from Chincoteague, VA. There is no vehicle access between the two entrances on Assateague Island. Vehicles must return to the mainland to access either the north or south entrance.