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Sandy Neck Professional Review and Guide
"Sandy Neck is a classic Massachusetts coastal barrier, similar in structure to Nauset Beach and Great Island in Orleans and Wellfleet, respectively, and Crane Beach in Ipswich on Boston’s North Shore. Each protects an inland marsh/estuary system; the collection of tidal creeks and cordgrass that sprawls between the backside of Sandy Neck and the mainland is nourished by Barnstable Harbor, an inlet of Cape Cod Bay and Scorton Creek, which extends from the upper bay. As the weather warms, this fish-rich environment draws migrating osprey, whose nest poles can be easily seen from the Marsh Trail, the main hiking route leading from the Sandy Hook gatehouse."
--Michael O'Connor, Discover Cape Cod (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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