Bird Island Reserve

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  • Last Westward Walkover at 40th Street

    Sunset Beach,   NC   28468

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    5600 Marvin K Moss Lane

    ,   NC   28409

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The Bird Island Reserve has pristine sandy white beaches, high natural dunes and more than 1,000 acres of beautiful salt marsh and tidal creeks. This natural area is one of 10 sites that make up the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve. Preservation of the Bird Island Reserve allows this coastal ecosystem to be available as an outdoor laboratory where scientists, student and the public can learn about processes, functions and influences that shape and sustain the coastal area. Traditional recreational uses are allowed as long as they do not disturb the environment or organisms or interfere with research and educational activities.

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Last Westward Walkover at 40th Street
Sunset Beach NC 28468

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Latitude: 33° 51' 57.24" / Longitude: -78° 30' 58.3194"

Special Directions:

The Bird Island Reserve is in Brunswick County, south of Shallotte. From U.S. 17 South, turn left onto N.C. 904; then turn right onto N.C. 179. It will become Sunset Beach Boulevard. Cross the Intracoastal Waterway onto Sunset Beach. At the “T” intersection with Main Street, turn right. Parking is permitted on the side of the road and near the 40th Street crossover. Walk west on the beach to get to the reserve boundary.

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