The Kelly Hamby Nature Trail features a walking trail with beach access. It provides a natural habitat for birds such as the scissor-tailed flycatchers and orchard orioles, as well as migrant birds like buntings, tanagers, cuckoos, and warblers. Visit in late September and early October to glimpse the annual Monarch migration.
This park consists of a paved parking area, a raised boardwalk trail leading along the dunes to a walk-over which provides access to the public beach, offering ample opportunities for nature viewing and photography, relaxation, and beach access.
The park can be accessed via Bluewater Highway, CR 257, between Surfside Beach and San Luis Pass. Handicapped accessible parking is available. Don’t veer from marked trails and bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellant.