Monday, August 30, 2010

Roques Bluff

The main beach at Roques Bluff State Park is a sand and gravel barrier separating Simpson Pond from the Atlantic.

There was a beautiful set of gravel cusps (gravel horns, sandy troughs) at the west end. You could also see the coarse gravel storm berm peaking out at the back of the beach from under the sand and the backshore vegetation. I suspect this beach changes significantly in appearance from summer to winter.

There is an interesting variety of beaches and bluffs to the east of the State Park, including a fast flowing tidal inlet and an impressive bluff completely armored in rock. I suppose there's a neat glacial deposit hidden underneath!

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