The entire refuge beach closes on April 1st for piping plover management. Click here to learn why closing the refuge beach during breeding season has helped tremendously with our piping plover conservation efforts.
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This is a friendly, early spring reminder that most of the refuge's ocean beach closes to all public access on April 1st because of our piping plover management work. A small section of beach remains open at the north end of the refuge and is accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.