Rachel Carson Reserve, Beaufort

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Love this quaint little island with the amazing horses. Will do this again . Very clean and friendly people. 
    Love this quaint little island with the amazing horses. Will do this again . Very clean and friendly people.  more »
  • clean, beautiful serene. Very nice place to walk and see nature. I will be back here again with family and friends for them to see this place. 
    clean, beautiful serene. Very nice place to walk and see nature. I will be back here again with family and friends for them to see this place.  more »
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  • We took the ferry to bird shoals . So peaceful and beautiful on the island . Lots of beautiful birds. We saw a little sand shark too. Highly recommend visiting.
  • Seeing these horses living in the wild is a very delightful experience. You can access with your own boat or take the ferry. It’s only 20 bucks and you can stay in the island until the last ferry returns to Beaufort, which is usually around 4:30pm.

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