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NATURAL HERITAGE
Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve

Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve

SITE DESCRIPTION:

This preserve contains sandy beach, low dune, and salt marsh habitats. Wind and water move sand creating an ever changing habitat on the narrow beach. Rare marsh and colonial nesting birds as well as the globally rare northeastern beach tiger beetle and a globally rare beach plant are protected on the property.

VISITATION:

The preserve is open year-round. Dogs must be leashed while on the preserve.

A preserve guide factsheet and map are available to assist in planning your visit. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view and or print this factsheet.

Click here for a list of birds seen on the preserve

Mathews
DCR
105 acres
Yes
Rebecca Wilson,Chesapeake Bay Regional Steward
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Richmond, VA
(804) 225-2303.