This weekend, we went camping on Assateague Island, which lays across the Maryland/Virginia border. We were on the part owned by the National Park Service, in Maryland. Assateague is a typical barrier island with a twist: a herd of wild horses, affectionately known as ponies, roams the island freely, including the beach!
Of course, seagulls, like this laughing gull, make the beach their home, too.
The beach was not crowded any of the days we were there, so it was much easier to see some of the beach's natural denizens.