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The trailhead signs at 48th and 44th Streets along Dune Drive will provide you with some background information on the trail, the approximate location of the 8 signs found along the trail and directional guidelines for taking the 1.1 mile walk. You may access the trail from either 48th or 44thStreets along Dune […]
A barrier island is a landform typically consisting of long, narrow deposits of sand that run parallel to the coastline. The islands are usually arranged in chains with inlets separating them. The inlets connect […]
Avalon’s dune system is a natural beach ecosystem consisting of a foredune, primary, secondary and tertiary dunes. The dune system produces variable salt exposure to the plants in the dunes because of the different landforms that […]
Erosion on the ever changing beach
Avalon beaches are more than a summer destination, they are also an important ecologic resource for people and wildlife. There is one thing that […]
A group of American Oystercatchers
The Avalon Dune and Beach Trail is a home to all sorts of wildlife because it has many small ecosystems within a confined area. At different […]
The Interdune Wetland
The Avalon Dune and Beach Trail is host to a variety of different wetlands. To the west side of the foredunes are interdune swales, where small wetlands form in the shallow, low-lying valleys between dunes. […]