• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

Cell Phone Interpretation Program at Cape Cod National Seashore

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Look for these Dial and Discover signs.

The national seashore's cell phone interpretation program provides 24/7 access to some of the park's most compelling stories and resources. Look for "Dial and Discover" signs at various seashore locations. Some stops have QR codes and web links for smartphone users. Visitors with hearing or mobility difficulties can pick up a printed script at the visitor centers. The cell phone tour program is provided by Eastern National, operating stores with books, maps, games, apparel and other interpretive items in both national seashore visitor centers.

Dial (508) 718 - 6054

Stop 1) Province Lands Visitor Center, off Race Point Road, Provincetown, observation deck Topic: virtual tour from the observation deck

Stop 2) Salt Pond Visitor Center, on the rear terrace Topic: the historic hay barge

Stop 3) Fort Hill, off Route 6, Eastham, at the upper parking lot Topic: Fort Hill history and resources

Stop 4) Marconi Station Site, off Route 6, Wellfleet Topic: the birth of global, wireless communiction

Stop 5) Coast Guard Beach, Eastham Topic: summer shorebirds

Stop 6) Coast Guard Beach, Eastham Topic: shipwrecks

Stop 7) Nauset Light, Eastham Topic: Nauset Light

Stop 8) Southern tip of Coast Guard Beach, Eastham Topic: shorebird protection

Did You Know?

directional compass

Coastal waters were the original highways of the Cape. Today’s common but puzzling terms “Lower Cape” and “Upper Cape” (referring to the northern and southern areas of Cape Cod) originated with sailors. Southwesterly winds meant ships heading north were sailing "down-wind" to the Lower Cape.