• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Access at seashore locations

    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.

NEED program

Coast Guard Building, Environmental Education Center, Eastham, MA

The National Park Service residential environmental education program at Cape Cod National Seashore, known as the NEED program, offers educational groups an opportunity to experience the many natural and historical wonders of Cape Cod on a multi-day basis.

National Park Service

On October 7, 2013 the National Park Service will commence a rehabilitation and strategic planning process for the education facility at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. The building will be closed for one to two years for rehabilitation and to determine how it will be used in the future to meet National Park Service mission goals.

Did You Know?

tropical fish found in Cape Cod waters

Tropical fish may occur in the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore. Tropical fish can be found in coastal areas all the way to the Canadian Maritime. Eggs and larvae of tropical fish are caught in the Gulf Stream and transported north. These fish eventually perish as the water cools.