inlet and turn landward, merging with dunes and beaches. Dunes are found east of
Goldsmith Inlet that lead into the Peconic Dunes County Park (Figure 2-27). Kenneys
Road Beach is located further to the east. Sediment removed by periodic dredging of
Goldsmith Inlet is a source of nourishment for this beach, as well as for the beaches
directly east of the inlet.
Figure 2-26. Bluffs west of Goldsmith Inlet, 28 March 2003
Figure 2-27. Goldsmith Inlet entrance with view of east beach, 28 March 2003
Suffolk County ceased annual dredging of Goldsmith Inlet in the 1990s. Since then,
the Town of Southold has conducted dredging operations on an as-needed basis.
Emergency dredging took place in winter 2001 and in April 2004. In the past, the
Chapter 2 Study Area and Physical Setting