Discussions and comments about the sand dunes of the Crystal Coast NC beaches continues below the video.
What makes the Crystal Coast so unique for tourist and visitors to the area is the unspoiled beaches the area has to offer. Unlike other tourism areas, our beaches and sand dunes are purposefully enriched and maintained without overpopulation and over commercialization allowing visitors to get lost along our quaint coast and enjoy nature as intended.
Our sand dunes are perfect for searches of shark teeth and seashells, camping, bird watching, nature walks, and photography. The video above was taken at Fort Macon State Park which is the perfect area in Carteret County to literally get lost in the dunes and become one with nature. It is also a great place to discover coastal wildlife and shorebirds.
Another great place to visit sprawling Crystal Coast sand dunes and clean beaches is an area called “The point” at the end of Emerald Isle near the Coast Guard Station.
In recent years, many coastal towns in Eastern NC have discovered a great way to enrich and build new sand dunes using old Christmas trees that help with erosion and provide the foundation for new growth. Additionally, old Christmas trees helps with vegetation growth (nourishment) which helps to maintain a natural environment.
The towns of Emerald Isle, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Fort Macon all have Christmas tree re-purpose programs and drop-offs for the public.
Comments and Discussions
If you have visited the Crystal Coast in the past, have you explored sand dunes of the area? What activities did you enjoy when doing so? Did you find that you found more or less natural seashells and sharks teeth in the dunes compared to waters edge?
What species of shorebirds and wildlife did you observe?
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