Did you know that Pirates of the Caribbean was filed at the Dunes in 2007? Did you know that the silent film The Ten Commandments by Cecil B. DeMille was filmed there? And that they are still finding pieces of the set?
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge contains a remote dunes complex and a seldom-visited beach near Guadalupe, CA. Access to this 1.8 mile-long stretch of coastline is via a long beach walk from either Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area in the north or from Rancho Guadalupe Dunes County Park in the south. The refuge was created in 2000 to protect the more than 120 species of rare plants and animals, the refuge provides a safe place for species such as La Graciosa thistle, surf thistle, beach spectacle pod, giant coreopsis, California red-legged frog, western snowy plover, and California least tern.
Whether you are an old movie buff or fan of the Dunes, take a quick stop by the Dunes Center to learn a little extra.
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