Soil Survey of
Nantucket County Massachusetts
The following map unit description is from the published "Soil Survey of Nantucket County, Massachusetts"
Ba-Beaches. This unit consists of nearly level areas adjacent to the ocean. Wind and wave erosion continuously change the shape and size of the areas. Most areas of Beaches are covered with water during high tides or storms and have no vegetation.
Beaches are mainly composed of sand derived from quartz. Some areas are a mixture of sand and gravel or sand, gravel, and cobblestones.
This unit is suitable for some recreational uses but is poorly suited to most other uses. Capability subclass not assigned.
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