Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Henry David Thoreau
The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.
Scheduled Activities at Cape Cod National Seashore
Link below for a current schedule of activities at Cape Cod National Seashore.Read More
Oversand Beach Driving and Hunting Information
Link here to information about Cape Cod National Seashore's oversand beach driving and hunting programs.Read More
Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore
Link below to learn more about the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1903, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic wireless message from the United States to Great Britain from Cape Cod.