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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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Get away from the crowds

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kelley46
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Anne K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful day to visit. The walk to the lookout was an enjoyable one. The views are amazing, I can only imagine what this is like when the birds are migrating. The only problem was parking....lots of people use the lot to go to the beach, so this can be annoying if that is not your objective. The... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see birds, nice lookout point Nice beach across the road Nice for an hour break very peaceful Easy accessibility for all

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Barhamsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a day and drive to Pea Island bring food and water and make it a day. Close to ocean and sound very relaxing.

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Richmond, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to Hatteras and found the couple who worked there to be very interesting and informative about the area. We walked across the road to the beach and found many shells which Hurricane Hermine probably deposited there. Nice visit especially to learn about all the birds native to the area.

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HAMBURG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small visitors center with a nice couple of mile nature walk. The real star here is the beach right across the road from the visitor's center. Great big sandy natural beach, not crowded. Park in the visitor centers lot. There is a small restroom there that you can use to change if you need to,

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tranquil walk where you could site many birds if you are lucky. If you are into bird watching you must visit this refuge. It may not appeal to very young children,. Nearly Four Hundred birds have been sighted in Outer Banks. Birding is always exciting on the Outer Banks -You could see greatest varieties during spring and fall migrations.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family likes to go on nature walks on vacation. This was an average walk with some views of birds. I don't think we would walk it again. There wasn't enough nature. The price was about $10 total for our family of six. The gift shop was enjoyable.

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quit peaceful trails and walkways. Excellent views and tranquil. You will see fish, turtles, birds, and maybe lizards. May be boaring to kids. Flies can be aggressive. This is a protected wildlife refuge. It is ILLEGAL to fish, hunt, or pollute. Walk the trails and leave only your footprints.

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