This is a must see if you are a serious birder. Before going, check the times for low tide if you want to save yourself some time by wading across the inlet, which is filled with birds and fish. The water is murky and mucky on the bottom, and reaches to mid thigh, but well worth it. Once across there are hundreds of crabs on the pathway to the beach that you can actually hear moving as they scurry to disappear.
The beach is beautiful, and walking to the end of the spit affords some spectacular finds. Many different species of birds, including oystercatchers (see pics) and skimmers. There were also some interesting finds in the tidal pools, including seastars, and sand dollars. We found many horse conches along the spit, you could follow their trail in the sand as they made their way into the shallow water. We also saw a fisherman reel in a hammerhead shark.
It's important to keep an eye on the tide as it comes back in. The beach shrinks and you have to walk IN the water, around some mangroves on your way off the spit back to the main part of the beach. Time passes very quickly as there is so much to see! Highly recommended!!
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