Beaches, along with the accompanying dunes and shoreface environments were established after stabilization of sea level less than 7,000 years ago. The coastal dunes behind beaches and the shoreface regime seaward of the beach are tied together as a beach system with each of these features having unique differences. However, the exchange of sand between them is part of a single system.

Birds that live here: Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Common Tern, sandpipers, Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, phalaropes.

By | 2017-07-27T13:42:00+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Habitats|