Mannion Bay features a rich estuary ecosystem. At low tide you can wade across from Sandy Beach to Mother’s Beach. Sea life hides under the sand, under rocks, or out at sea as the tide rises, then fills the bay again. The lagoon rises and falls, fed by Terminal Creek and the ocean. Seals, otters, blue herons, waterfowl of many varieties are common sights here. Salmon come up the fish ladder under the Causeway and into the lagoon in the fall, though numbers vary widely from year to year. Beavers have left their marks on tree stumps along the shores of the lagoon.
The more you pause, listen and explore the more nature will reward you with fresh discoveries.