Sandy Neck is a six mile long barrier beach, comprised of vast dune systems, vernal pools, maritime forests, and a public beach. The park has a significant trail system available to the public. There are trails for horses, off-road vehicles, and walking/hiking. There are beach shelters and a ‘great marsh’.
This can be a good area for running, but it can also be challenging. Some trails/sections are firm packed sand, while others are softer sand. It can vary by area and season. It’s also possible to run on the beach, though again, it is season/tide dependent. When it’s not low enough tide, the beach can be rocky. One can put together a several mile, very interesting run in here. Might be best to consult with the attendant at the gate house, or call 508-362-8300 to find out about trail conditions.
Rather than draw a route map, we’ve included a map of the trail system. It’s 3/4 mile to Trail 1, 1.5 miles to Trail 2, and 4.5 miles to Trail 4.Trail Map Tide table