Louisiana February 19, 2019
This 180-Mile Drive Is the Best Way to See Louisiana’s Stunning Coast
People may travel from all over to see our swamps and bayous, but we have a delightful coastline that’s just waiting to be explored. There’s no better time than right now to gas up the car and take off on this incredible 180-mile All-American Road, which will lead you through some of the most beautiful parts of the state – including 23 miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches.
The Creole Nature Trail is a 180-mile All-American Road that travels through southwestern Louisiana.
It’s one of only 43 designated scenic byways in the country.
Nicknamed "Louisiana’s Outback," the Creole Nature Trail will take you on a journey through Cajun culture, marshlands, prairies, and though miles and miles of beaches.
For wildlife enthusiasts, there’s no better activity. These prairies and marshes are home to at least 28 species of mammals, more than 400 different types of birds, 35 amphibians and reptiles, over 130 species of fish, and thousands of butterflies that migrate through the area in the fall and spring.
Kick off your journey at the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, where you’ll learn about the area through hands-on displays and exhibits. You’ll find it at 2740 Ruth St., Sulphur, LA 70665.
As you drive south, be sure to stop off at either Holly Beach or Rutherford Beach. Sink your toes in the sand and enjoy surf fishing, shelling, or just soaking up the sun.
For an epic weekend of outdoor exploration, take your time as you travel the Creole Nature Trail and break up your journey by camping right on the sand at Holly Beach. It’s an excellent spot to stay overnight, and breaking up the road trip into two days gives you more time to explore each of the scenic stops.
These beaches have some truly mesmerizing sunsets. What better way to end the day exploring southwest Louisiana than with a sunset over the beach?
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Address: 2740 Ruth St., Sulphur, LA 70665