Nature and Wildlife in NC’s Brunswick Islands

Varied ecosystems allow nature and wildlife to flourish in NC’s Brunswick Islands. More than the breathtaking beauty of the unspoiled shores and thriving marshes, our barrier islands offer many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to connect to the natural world. There are conservancies and nature preserves, swamps and wetlands. There are magnificent endangered species, hundreds of species of birds, and beautiful and sometimes rare plant life all around.

Discover the natural wonders of a cypress swamp by a guided eco-tour of The Swamp Park that showcases the plant, reptilian, amphibian and birdlife native to the area. Stroll through nature trails and stop by the reptile sanctuary to see alligators and large turtles. 

Check out all the ways you can experience and connect with the natural world in NC’s Brunswick Islands.

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