Muhlenbergia is quite common in Georgia and is known for its bright pink blooms in autumn. It’s particularly nice to see in masses on the dunes.
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This is my favorite beach in Georgia, characterized by pristine dunes and miles of “no people”.
It’s also the nearest beach to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, one of the largest near-shore live-bottom reefs in the Southeast. It’s located sixteen miles east of Sapelo Island.
Nanny Goat Beach, as well as nearby Cabretta Beach, are among the most isolated and pristine in the United States. Other than an occasional visitor from the nearby Reynolds Mansion or a group of students from the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute, you’re almost guaranteed complete privacy here. In all the images above, Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) are abundant, and while they seem ubiquitous along the Georgia coast, they’re an endangered species and vanguard of the fragile dune environment so associated with the Southeastern shoreline.