Rachel Carson Reserve, Beaufort

4.8
#3 of 7 in Wildlife in Beaufort
The NC Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve protects representative coastal and estuarine ecosystems for research, education and compatible traditional use. The Reserve includes ten sites along the NC coast: Currituck Banks, Kitty hawk Woods, Buxton Woods, Buckridge, Rachel Carson, Permuda Island, Masonboro Island, Zeke's Island, Bald Head Woods, and Bird Island.
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  • Even though it was November we had a fabulous day on Bird Shoals. We were able see the horses grazing (and fighting!) dolphins right close to the water's edge, (mama and babies!!!) sun and shells. Wha...  more »
  • We were so amazed with Bird Shoals, after trying to decide on where we should go to get a glance at the wild horses and have a beautiful private beach we decided on Bird Shoals! We took a local ferry ...  more »
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  • Get ready for a walk. And, wear shoes that can handle mud. You can do a short inner trail that is a little over a mile, an outer trail that is about 1 1/2 miles, or go freestyle and walk all day. We weren't lucky enough to see any horses up close, but had a great time. We did see some across the marsh. Remember to pack out what you carry in.
  • Had the whole island to ourselves, Windy but way awesome watching horses and having the pick of shells. Island ferry adventures, great price thanks Captain Perry.

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