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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Pea Island Refuge Headquarters, Rte. 12, Hatteras Island, NC
Phone Number: 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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Beautiful scenery

Wish I had more time to look around. The beach is amazing wish more beaches were like this. A good place to relax and unwind

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Gainesville, Virginia
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Gainesville, Virginia
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464 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wish I had more time to look around. The beach is amazing wish more beaches were like this. A good place to relax and unwind

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Masontown, West Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice beach to spend the day relaxing on. Not too crowded, quiet walks and can view wildlife. You can visit the turtle pond, do bird watching and visit the little gift shop. Pea Island is a pleasant stop on the way to Hatteras.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grandchildren loved seeing the turtles on the nature walk and are still talking about the "turtle family" that they got to see. What a treat for two boys age 4 and 7. We will be back.

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Amory, Mississippi
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery along the drive. There is some road work on some bridges you need to be aware of currently but didn't slow down the drive too much.

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Aurora, Ohio
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pea Island is a great place to walk and bird watch. It is very peaceful and quiet. Across the street is a beautiful beach that is rarely crowded. It is also a great beach to look for shells. One of the more unique places that makes the Outer Banks perfect for relaxing.

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Meadowview, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish more beaches were like this. You feel like this is the way the beach looked hundreds of years ago before the hotels, shops, and everything else the ruins the nature feel. You may not like it, but thankfully this is undeveloped and beautiful.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

You will learn a lot about the Banks here and it is a good place to visit regardless of the season. Lots of local wild and plant life to enjoy.

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while driving and exploring. After our first week on OBX, this might be one of our favorite experiences. The volunteers are friendly, you can walk a boardwalk out to see wildlife, there is a 4 mile loop if you want to hike and see nature, they have a great gift shop, and telescopes in the... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

A lovelly Natural resources that must be experienced. Just park on the side of the road and explore: walk the beach; run into the Atlantic; explore the sand dunes. We would always go back.

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Ashland, Virginia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We have been going to Pea Island ever since I was a little kid, when we called it the "turtle bridge." For years, my favorite part was seeing the many turtles underneath the bridge in a little pond. However, in recent years, the brush around the area has been cleared out and there seem to be fewer turtles. In addition,... More 

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