Dungeness Beach Trail
Distance - 1.5 mi.
Dungeness Trail, a mix of road, boardwalk and path, is one of the most enjoyed and photographed trails thanks to its vivid scenery and proximity to Dungeness Dock. Located east of Dungeness Ruins, follow the road past the historic Carnegie Carriage House, and enter at a sign saying “cemetery” across from an equipment shed. Here, you’ll pass the Greene-Miller cemetery home of the graves of Nathaniel Greene, Caty Greene Miller, and General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III’s former burial site. Continue east down the trail until you find a boardwalk crossing through the “living mud” of the salt marsh. After crossing the boardwalk, continue down the trail as it passes through a sand dune complex filled with dead, standing live oaks known as “boneyard trees”. The trail will intersect the beach road, so continue down the road for a short stretch until the second boardwalk begins. This boardwalk winds through lush tropical wetlands amid a dense canopy of trees. On a sunny day, you’ll even see small lizards sunning on the boardwalk. Follow the arrows winding through the dunes to the beach access point where you’ll encounter a stunning view of pristine beach.