Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and How to See it

When you’re looking for ways to take in the beauty of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, there are a few ways to get the most out of your effort. One of the most interesting places in the entire area is the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The appropriately named refuge, French for “safe harbor,” is home to a plethora of native species, including endangered ones. There are over 7,000 acres of habitat for these species, and an array of family-friendly activities perfect for your next vacation to the area.

Are you looking for the most incredible experiences on Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Then, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Sunset Properties, we consider ourselves experts on the area.

What You’ll Find at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge features wetlands, beach dunes, and pine-oak maritime forests. And, it is one of the few remaining coastal ecosystems left in Alabama. As a result, the scenic beauty of the refuge is surely one to behold, making the perfect opportunity for outdoor adventure! Here are a few different ways to experience the refuge for yourself!

  • Explore the refuge from the water! This is a great way to see the refuge in ways you wouldn’t otherwise. The waterways are passable by canoe or kayak with a launch site on Gator Lake or from the Jeff Friend Trail at Little Lagoon. You can also take your electric trolling motorboat on Gator Lake.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife! More than 350 species of bird call the refuge home, and it is part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. You can also find several animal species, some endangered, like the Loggerhead Sea Turtle and others.
  • Bring your fishing rod with you! With your valid Alabama Saltwater Fishing License in hand, kids and adults alike can try to reel in a fresh catch on Gator Lake, Little Lagoon, or on the beach!
  • Put your hiking boots on and explore! There are four hiking trails covering every habitat within the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Be sure to stop at the Welcome Office before hitting the trails. There, you can pick up your Discovery Pack, a totally free kit that provides hikers and visitors with a map of the refuge along with other important information regarding the habitat.

A Great Day Trip When You Stay in Our Beach Properties

Whether you’re looking for a way to explore the area or just to get off the beach for a day, then the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is for you! And, for all those other days when you just want to lay out on the sand, our condos and beach houses are the perfect solutions. Here at Sunset Properties, our properties are all ideally situated in respect to the beach. That means, that you’ll be just minutes away from the beach! For the best beach experience, though, you’ll want to hurry up and claim your booking! So, browse our available condos and beach houses! Then, contact us today to book your stay!

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