Alabama Nature March 07, 2017
The One Place On Alabama’s Gulf Coast That’s Filled With The Most Breathtaking Scenery
Here in Alabama, we’re lucky to be surrounded by lots of beautiful scenery. With so many beautiful places located throughout the state, none of them compare to the natural scenic beauty that’s found along the Gulf Coast. The one place on Alabama’s Gulf Coast that stands out among the rest is Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Read on to learn what makes this refuge truly special.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is located at 12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542. It's considered one of Alabama's 10 natural wonders.
Located within five separate units in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge serves as a resting and feeding area for migratory birds. It's also one of the Gulf Coast's largest pieces of undeveloped land.
Established in 1980, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge contains approximately 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat. Without a doubt, this refuge is one of the most beautiful places along Alabama's Gulf Coast.
Habitats located within Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge include beaches, sand dunes, scrub forest, freshwater marshes, saltwater marshes, freshwater swamps and uplands.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, which is open year-round, offers five miles of trails that give visitors a variety of viewing opportunities.
And who knows? You might spot something as amazing as this during your hike. Don't forget your camera!
More than 370 species of birds have been identified at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
One of the largest birds is the Great Blue Heron. How beautiful is this little fella?
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge produces the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. What a great way to begin and end each day!
There's no denying that Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is one of Alabama's hidden gems. It's a definite must see for anyone visiting the Gulf Coast.
Have you ever visited Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge? If so, what did you think? Share your thoughts with us! For another great place to visit on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, be sure to check out our previous article:
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