Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pea Island NWR

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is on Hatteras Island, just south of the Oregon Inlet bridge.

It is part of the Charles Kuralt Trail -  On the Refuge Road, which comprises several NWR's in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

Pea Island is one of our favorite stopping points on NC Highway 12, the Outer Banks roadway that runs from Corolla and the Currituck National Estuarine Reserve in the north to the outskirts of the Down East village of Sea Level in Carteret County. It makes up 148 miles of the Outer Banks Scenic Byway.

Here are a few shots of the beach, and from the nature trail that runs out into the salt marshes on the sound side.