Miles of white sand beach, Back River Lighthouse Ruins
A gravel road leads you on a half mile tour of tidal marshlands and then to miles of white sand beach.There is over 2 miles of beach. Follow the beach until you reach the lighthouse ruins. The Back River Lighthouse was built in 1829 for $4250. It stood for 127 years before being completely destroyed by a hurricane in 1956. All that remains is a pile of rocks about 50 yards in the ocean.
Take I-64 to exit 263B onto Mercury Boulevard North. Take left onto Foxhill Road, then a left on Beach Road. Near the end of Beach Road, take a left onto State Park Drive. The Nature Preserve is straight ahead. Park at the entrance along the street until sunset.
Responsibility is Buckroe Beach Park. (757) 850-5134