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A beach on Savage Neck Dunes (Image courtesy: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve with its mile of Chesapeake Bay shoreline is special for its large bay-side dunes and associated plant communities, and because it supports one of the most important conservation areas in the world for the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis). The diverse maritime plant communities on the preserve represent highly important habitats for migratory birds. The land was acquired with funds from the 1992 Parks and Natural Areas Bond and from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 

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Image Credit: A beach on Savage Neck Dunes (Image courtesy: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Hours

The preserve is open dawn to dusk. Part or all of the preserve may be periodically closed for resource protection or resource management activities. Please call before visiting during deer hunting season (November - December).

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)

Fees

No fee required.

Activities

Short hikes, birdwatching, photography and nature study.

Weather

Last updated: June 27, 2019
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