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

The Dunes

Kiptopeke State Park

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 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.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
2. The Dunes Marker
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); Fisherman Island NWR (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mansion Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bacon's Rebellion (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
 
Also see . . .  Kiptopeke State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on October 17, 2016.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
The Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
3. The Dunes Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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