Friday, September 2, 2011

Hughlett Point Nature Preserve

Located along the Chesapeake Bay and Dividing Creek, Hughlett Point Nature Preserve is one of the most beautiful natural beaches in the area.  The preserve is a nesting site for rare shore birds and offers habitat for Bald Eagles and Osprey.  It is also habitat for the federally threatened Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle. 

From the parking area, a boardwalk leads you into the woods towards the water winding through loblolly pines.  It's quiet (except for the musings of the Brat Child about what various monsters mutant spiders animals could be living in tree holes).
The beach is strewn with driftwood trees. 
The sky was gorgeous.
The water was gorgeous.
But the temperatures were hot, so we didn't stay too long.

Looking forward to exploring Hughlett Point more in depth this fall.


  1. Wow, I've never been here...I don't think. Have I? Is this near Deltaville or is it further up the Northern Neck? Off to Google now. If it's Northern Neck, I have in fact been there...

    I think I need a nap.

  2. Ok .. put this on the photo op/day at the beach for the next BlogFest which we all know will be on once someone finishes their damn book