A pair of wildlife reserves on the southern end of the peninsula offer outstanding bird-watching—more than 200 species have been recorded. Damon Point (a.k.a. Protection Island) is an important breeding area for the rare snowy plover (this is their northernmost nesting area) and semipalmated plovers (their southernmost nesting area). This is the only place in the world where both species coexist as breeding birds.
Parts of the 300-acre preserve are closed March–September to protect the plovers, but the wet sands in the tidal zone are open to fishing and walking.
The 682-acre Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area (sometimes spelled Oyehut) at the south end of the peninsula is another good place for bird-watching, with trails through the marshy landscape.
Also on the south end of the peninsula, North Jetty reaches a mile out into the Pacific and is a great place to fish, watch storm waves, or enjoy the sunset.