Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Rodanthe

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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is a national wildlife refuge located on North Carolina's Pea Island, a coastal barrier island and part of a chain of islands known as the Outer Banks, adjacent to Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The sanctuary is located 10 miles (16 km) south of Nags Head, North Carolina on NC 12.

The refuge's objectives are to provide nesting, resting, and wintering habitat for migratory birds, including the greater snow geese and other migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, and neotropical migrants, as well as habitat and protection for endangered and threatened species. Objectives also include providing opportunities for public enjoyment of wildlife and wildlands resources. Public use programs focus on interpretation, environmental education, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and fishing.

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  • Beautiful beach. Best place for sunset pictures. Easy trail to wooden lookout. Saw lots of turtles, birds, and jumping fish. Bring BUG spray. 
    Beautiful beach. Best place for sunset pictures. Easy trail to wooden lookout. Saw lots of turtles, birds, and jumping fish. Bring BUG spray.  more »
  • My husband and I packed a lunch and beach gear to enjoy this primitive and pristine beach for the day. There was a perfect spot marked to pull off and walk thru the grass and up and over the dunes... 
    My husband and I packed a lunch and beach gear to enjoy this primitive and pristine beach for the day. There was a perfect spot marked to pull off and walk thru the grass and up and over the dunes...  more »
  • Fantastic for birding, but it seems like the workers are not too hardy in these parts. It seems like they close for extended periods for almost everything. Check their website to see if they're... 
    Fantastic for birding, but it seems like the workers are not too hardy in these parts. It seems like they close for extended periods for almost everything. Check their website to see if they're...  more »
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  • Cool spot to hang at the beach! Nice and remote. Not a lot of people! Nice beach!
  • Great place to find sea glass and seashells. If you want to find seaglass go to the places that have gravel on the sand. If you want to find seashells, go to the spot closest to the water.
  • Nice walk around the wildlife refuge and close to the beach.
  • The beach was BEAUTIFUL and isolated
  • Great place to walk and hunt seashells

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