Why You Should Visit
Characterized by sand dunes and coastal thicket, this six-mile barrier beach protects some of the best dune and swale communities in the Northeast. The beach provides important nesting and feeding habitat for migrating shorebirds and the federally threatened piping plover. Diamondback terrapin turtles also nest and feed in the dunes and saltmarsh.
What TNC Has Done
The Nature Conservancy has assisted in the protection of six additional tracts in the larger Sandy Neck/Great Marsh system that are now held by other entities. The Conservancy also successfully initiated and managed invasive species at the site from 2001-2009 and contributed to the creation of a nature trail.