2. Island Lookout Point

Island Lookout Point

Before you is the Atlantic Ocean! You can see South Beach, managed and owned by the town of Chatham, straight ahead from this lookout point. North and South Monomoy are visible in the distance to the right. Monomoy has evolved from a series of small, sand-spit barrier islands in the 1800s to an arm of land connected to the mainland in the 20th century. In 1958, a spring storm tore the sand spit from the mainland , creating a single island separated from Morris Island, Chatham. Twenty years later, the island split in two during a turbulent blizzard. Left in its wake was the present-day 2.5-mile stretch of North Monomoy and the six mile arm of South Monomoy.