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Goosewing Beach Preserve in Little Compton, R.I.

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Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton, R.I.

Beach, dune and coastal pond environments come together in this scenic Rhode Island spot. Goosewing Beach is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island and other groups, an effort to protect endangered shorebirds. It is one of the few breeding sites for the piping plover.