Orient Beach State Park
Long Beach, located in the park was designated a National Natural Landmark in April 1980 for its 2.5-mile (4.0 km) sand spit beach demonstrating plant succession from salt marsh to maritime red cedar forest.
Orient Beach is open throughout the year for day-use only.
The park offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, a nature trail, hiking and biking (rentals available), fishing and a food concession.
Access to boats
In 1997, park rangers began enforcing an existing no boating policy on Long Beach in order to preserve the environment. which led to controversy and arrests in 2000.
Flora and fauna
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