Sandy Neck

Barnstable, Massachusetts

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A 6-mile-long spit of dunes lines the south shore of Cape Cod Bay, stretching along its northern margin. Beach grass and twisted pitch pines grow inland between rolling swales of sand, separated from the mainland by a large saltwater marsh.
AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

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AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

by Matt Heid (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

A 6-mile-long spit of dunes lines the south shore of Cape Cod Bay,
stretching along its northern margin. Beach grass and twisted pitch
pines grow inland between rolling swales of sand, separated from
the mainland by a large saltwater marsh.

© 2014 Matt Heid/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Barnstable
Distance: 7.9
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-2 Days
Season: Try to visit in spring or fall as vehicles are allowed on the beach during the summer and dozens of RVs and truck campers stay along its entire length, significantly detracting from the wilderness experience.
Trailhead Elevation: 20 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Sandy Neck Beach Park, Town of Barnstable, 425 Sandy Neck Road, Barn- stable, MA 02668, 508-362-8300 (gatehouse), 508-790-6272 (main office/ off-season), town.barnstable.ma.us/sandyneckpark.
Local Maps: Map of Sandy Neck, Town of Barnstable
Driving Directions: Directions to Sandy Neck

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