ElevationAscent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 19' 6 m
Low: 5' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 0% (0°)
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“The refuge beach is a quiet, secluded beach, great for a serene run, sunrise photos, fishing and connecting with nature.”— Erica Ryder
All visitors should be prepared for a run on the beach. Sunscreen, hats and plenty of water are essential as it is easy to quickly dehydrate.
Gull, terns, pelicans, and many species of shorebirds can be seen, as well as dolphins.
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