good dune plants
They can be generally divided into two groups:
- Foredune plants: these form a narrow strip on the ocean facing side of the dunes. They have evolved to help the dunes recover following high tides and storm damage. The main species at Cooks Beach are Pingao and Spinifex.
- Backdune plants: these are the plants grow in the more stable dune area directly behind the foredune plants and extend almost back to the road.