Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Shores: Hours, Address, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Reviews: 4.5/5

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
A 6,000-acre nature preserve with a number of endangered species.
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4.5
271 reviews
Excellent
165
Very good
80
Average
23
Poor
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Haushold
Hagerstown, IN141 contributions
Great place to walk and relax
May 2021
Such a beautiful trail system - always things to see - from flora and fauna - lots of places to rest and relax.
Written May 20, 2021
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williams63122
Saint Louis, MO78 contributions
Perfect get-away during your get-away
Mar 2021
Quiet refuge for humans too. Loved the secluded feel of the beach, yet just miles away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag. We visited this area multiple times, a must do on our Gulf Shores list! Our Airbnb Hostess told us about it, and so glad we checked it out.
Written March 31, 2021
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fish1
Chicago, IL41 contributions
Pine beach trail
Mar 2021 • Couples
My husband and I hiked the pine beach trail and then walked along the beach for a mile and took the beach road back to the parking lot. We only saw one other couple on the beach and pretty much had our own private beach walk.
Written March 16, 2021
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James Makin
10 contributions
Nice trails of varying lengths
Jan 2021
The trails are relatively level, and have different lengths to accommodate the more avid hiker as well as families with children.
Written January 14, 2021
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TravelGeist89
Foley, AL142 contributions
One of my favorite trails
Aug 2020
I love that this place is never usually busy. I was disappointed to see signage indicating that they do not intend to rebuild the boardwalk over the marsh area on Pine Beach Trail, but it is understandable given how expensive it is to repair / replace boardwalks.
Written October 4, 2020
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Jill F
Farmington, AR239 contributions
Looking for photo opps
Aug 2020
We were looking for something to do, I really love to photograph birds. I was disappointed. But in all fairness we are in Gulf Shores during the two storm punch so the weather has been very strange. Marco turned west but has left intermittent rain and cloudy skies. Laura is on his heels. So we were there in the rain. Wow the mosquitoes will buzz your ears, wear insect repellent especially if rainy. Only bird was a Great Blue Heron.
Written August 24, 2020
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chelsealynne
Pensacola, FL874 contributions
Such a wonderful outdoor space
Aug 2020 • Solo
I made a loop hike. I walked pine trail to gator lake trail then took the road to the beach then walked along the ocean to take pine trail back to the parking lot. Such a lovely beach!! Just amazing I’ll be back!
Written August 13, 2020
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Mallory Smith
62 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2020 • Family
Bring bug spray. We were just there this past week and the mosquitos were so bad. It is a gorgeous place and we were so sad we had to leave after only walking a short distance because we forgot bug spray. My kiddos loved all the small frogs hopping along the path. This is a must do when in Gulf Shores.
Written July 25, 2020
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DrDelGrosso
Bellevue, KY66 contributions
Beautiful walk to the Beach. 🏖—Pine Beach Trail
Jul 2020 • Couples
The walk went through magnolia trees, old oak trees and then to Gator 🐊 Lake and a lookout for gators. Keep going into the beach and you will be rewarded with a secluded beach just for you. Simply stunning.
Written July 10, 2020
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Casual Traveler
Hawkins, TX17 contributions
Family Afternoon Hike
Jun 2020
Its a long walk down to the lakes and even longer to the beach. The path is well taken care of and well marked. Not much wildlife to observe.
Written June 6, 2020
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