Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. 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 in the Seashore
Link here to information about Cape Cod National Seashore's oversand beach driving program and hunting within the seashore.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?
Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most important nesting areas for the federally-threatened Piping Plover. Abundant in the 19th century, the beach-nesting Piping Plover declined in the 20th century, but have begun to recover as a result of active protection and visitor education.