Visitors can only get to the remote beaches on these barrier islands by taking a boat to one of the park’s five ferry landings. Aside from a few historic buildings, including the park’s checkered lighthouse, the beaches are wild and undeveloped, with little company, aside from shorebirds, marine animals and more than 100 wild horses that roam the islands. The park offers an idyllic setting for beachcombing, fishing, birdwatching, lighthouse climbing and touring historic villages dating back to Colonial times.

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