41. The barrier beach is intensively managed by the Town of Plymouth to allow some recreational activities while protecting nesting birds and the fragile barrier beach system. 42. At Matunuck, Rhode Island, sediment studies have identified the overwash fan of sediments in Succotash Marsh, where the 1815 hurricane storm surge overtopped the barrier beach. 43. The storm Tuesday did not cause widespread damage, and on Long Island, barrier beaches and low-lying areas were spared the heavy flooding usually caused by northeasters. 44. The Unique Area was designated as part of the " Eastern Lake Ontario Barrier Beach and Wetland Complex " New York Natural Heritage Area in 2007. 45. The state park encompasses a barrier beach, steep cliffs, forested sections, and tidal wetlands on an undeveloped peninsula located between the Poquonnock River and Mumford Cove. 46. The barrier beach is intensively managed by the Town of Plymouth to allow some recreational activities while protecting nesting birds and the fragile barrier beach system. 47. A three-foot sea-level rise would permanently inundate the barrier beach that protects Edgartown as well as the northwest end of Chappaquiddick Island, which protects Edgartown harbor. 48. East Hampton does not have the barrier beaches that run almost the entire length of the south shore of Long Island from Coney Island to Southampton. 49. It's off-season in South Beach, but the hedonistic intensity of this once-dilapidated barrier beach is as palpable as the oppressive humidity on a 95-degree summer night. 50. Overnight giant waves, measured at 53 feet by automated buoys offshore, were rumbling onto the barrier beaches and islands south of this city of 198, 000.