A smartphone snapping a photo of a bright yellow flower in a grassy field

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent place for photography. Between the ocean, beachfront, dunes, and impoundments, which draw tens of thousands of migratory birds, photographers have unlimited opportunities for wildlife photography. Its unique location, situated where sunrises occur over the ocean and sunsets over the sound, enables camera enthusiasts to shoot natural beauty from one end of the day to the other. In addition to the wildlife trails, which offer tremendous observation and photography opportunities, there is a photography blind located near NC Highway 12. Please call the Visitor Center (252-987-2394) for directions to the blind.  There are also many less formal opportunities to enjoy these activities. Unless an area is signed as 'Closed to Public Entry,' you may wander throughout the beach, salt flats and dune areas of the refuge.