Pine Beach Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Pine Beach Trail at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is one of south Alabama’s most popular hiking destinations, and with good reason. This 3.4-mile out-and-back is a transitional coastal hike beginning in a beautiful maritime wetland with Spanish moss–draped oak trees and deep rows of saw palmetto and wild rosemary, and ending at the pristine and secluded white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Many species of animals call this area home, including the American alligator, bald eagle, osprey, and Alabama beach mouse. This is also a prime nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles."
--Joe Cuhaj, Hiking the Gulf Coast (Falcon Guides).
"This is one of the most surprising trails -- a simple walk down a forested nature trail that unfolds to reveal the sand dunes and pristine white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. As the trail meanders to the sea, you're treated to a close look at the marshes of southern Alabama, where American alligators may be found. Trail Surface: Dirt and sand service road; fine beach sand."
--Joe Cuhaj, Hiking Alabama (Falcon Guides).
The trail is in excellent condition. Plenty of places to stop and rest. The only negative I can give it is it’s very tough on fair skin on a sunny day!!! There is no cover for most of it. About half way there are restrooms available.
Of course the beach view is breathtaking. The walk to the beach is not for folks that are out of shape.
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