Sandy Point State Reservation

Sandy Point State Reservation is at the end of Parker River Wildlife Refuge.

The reason the sand is purple is due to quartz and manganese garnet deposits from the nearby hills that washed down to create the purple colors and is most visible after storms.


6 thoughts on “Sandy Point State Reservation

  1. This Plum Island girl has read that this purple sand comes from the White Mountains themselves brought by, of course, the Mighty Merrimac.
    Sue McGarrahan


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