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Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Dunes

Kiptopeke State Park

 
 
The Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
1. The Dunes Marker
Inscription.  
An ever-changing dynamic ecosystem, established dune ridges make up the backbone of the Eastern Shore. Over time, tides and wind cause sand to accumulate creating sand dunes. Intense storms and human impacts can cause erosion to the fragile dune system. Please used boardwalks and do not climb high dunes.

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(upper right) Normal beach shape, calm conditions; Beach erosion during a storm; Beach and dune repair after storm.

Beach Combing
• Observe wildlife in its natural habitat whenever possible
• Release any wildlife you have caught for closer observation
• Release wildlife in the same exact spot where you caught it
• Take photographs, make drawings, or write in a journal rather than take a specimen with you
• Clean up any litter and volunteer for beach clean-up activities
• Follow fishing regulations and license requirements
• Remember, permits are required for collection of any plants or animals.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
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37° 10.055′ N, 75° 59.208′ W. Marker is in Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Kiptopeke Drive (County Route 704) 0.4 miles west of Florida Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3540 Kiptopeke Drive, Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake Bay (here, next to this marker); Farm to Market (here, next to this marker); Maritime Highway (a few steps from this marker); A Good Start (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Concrete Ships (about 700 feet away); Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fisherman Island NWR (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mansion Site (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
 
The Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
2. The Dunes Marker
Kiptopeke State Park image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
3. Kiptopeke State Park
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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