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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Pea Island Refuge Headquarters, Rte. 12, Hatteras Island, NC
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+1 252-987-2394
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This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types...

This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types of birds.

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Thousands of birds

Fantastic place. Great visitor center located right on the water. High powered spotting scopes are available for free viewing of birds. Very friendly,informative staff. Outside a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Westminster
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Westminster
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158 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Great visitor center located right on the water. High powered spotting scopes are available for free viewing of birds. Very friendly,informative staff. Outside a boardwalk takes you around the sound for close up look to many types of birds, including wrens, swans ospreys and bald eagles.

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Thank chuckland
Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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209 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here before, but this was the time to come. This would be a duck hunter's dream. The sky literally turned black at times from the birds. Nice treat.

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Thank Robby F
North Carolina
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Peaceful windy day. We saw 2 bald eagles on stand, not sure if we were right that they were indeed bald eagles - we asked in the visitor center. The lady looked over counter and said no. On our walk we saw several bid enthusiasts and they all told us that is was 2 bald eagles! Very cool. Nice flat... More 

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Thank travel1215
Fletcher, North Carolina
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171 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice tiny visitor center. Well marked and labeled hiking path. Opportunities to see wildlife. Not pet friendly just to protect natural wildlife.

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Thank Cathy G
Alexandria Bay, New York
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169 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It is a really nice spot to stop and find stuff out about the area. The walk looks really interesting although we did not get a chance to do it..pressed for time. Directly across from the info center is the beach so you can get a taste of both worlds. We were there a couple of weeks after hurricane Matthew... More 

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Thank SusanRVer
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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649 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

While driving toward Hatteras, we spotted the visitor center and decided to stop. Nice information available and a pleasant walking path. Nice top end monoculars set up to do some bird watching. We also crossed over the highway to walk along the beach. Great stop.

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Thank Tom B
Winchester, Virginia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were just their two days ago and it was very hot. The walk is nice and all flat except for the stairs to the lookout. Only one of the lookout lenses were foggy

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Thank Mistie D
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see beach. You will need to bring water and snacks. It it is very beautiful and worth a visit. I always find great shells here. It's typically not very crowded in end of May or early October and you could find a semi private beach to hang out on, walk along the water and take in... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Pack your lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen, and go explore. Pea Island is a great way to avoid the crowds and enjoy nature... whether you are bird spotting, beach-going, or photographing the refuge, Pea Island is definitely a great way to spend a low key day! And if you happen to be around after sunset, pull over and check... More 

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Thank Kelley46
Lewes, Delaware, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

very nice place to visit to learn about the marshlands, ocean and sound. nice and relaxing place to visit.

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