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.
Great White Shark Sighting Between High Head and Race Point Beach
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
National Park Service rangers were notified that a visitor witnessed and photographed a great white shark attacking a seal off of a Cape Cod National Seashore beach this morning between High Head,
The area off of High Head is the location of a sand bar, which attracts hundreds of gray seals at low tide.Although seals are a primary food source for geat whites, the
Great white sharks have been reported recently off beaches from
For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.