As we got closer to the beach we were treated to the outstanding dunes on both sides of the trail. A system of elevated boardwalks were built traversing over the dunes.
The red caution flag was flying the day we visited as the waves were higher than the normally calmer Gulf. The sun shining on the sea and the virtually deserted beach created such a peaceful setting. Carol and I lingered along the beach for awhile before beginning the walk back to the parking lot.
As we slowly ambled back along the trail, Carol spotted a white tail deer in the sand dunes. We watched the deer bounce along the dunes.