"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
Link here to information about Cape Cod National Seashore's oversand beach driving program.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?
Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.