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Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve

In-Town Directions

There is a traffic signal two blocks west of the ocean on Sea Mountain Highway at the intersection of Duffy Street and Sea Mountain. Turn north at the signal and go 1 ½ miles to 36th Avenue north. The Preserve is located on the left along the creek.

About the Coastal Preserve

Named for a former City Councilman devoted to preservation and maintenance of the marsh, the Preserve is a scenic overview of the picturesque Cherry Grove Marsh. Created in 2004, the park provides paved parking and foot access to the inlet. A boardwalk was added in 2009 to maintain important Cherry Grove Marsh habitat. Please be aware that fishing and crabbing are permitted from ground level but not from the pier structure.

Park Amenities

  • Ample parking (and the beach is only two blocks away!)
  • Marsh boardwalk
  • Native flora and fauna
  • Portable restroom facilities
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