• 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.

Leasing of Summer Cottages

photos of Cape Cod National Seashore cottages for lease

photos of Cape Cod National Seashore cottages for lease

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The Cape Cod National Seashore has several cottages in Welflleet available for rent to the general public. The park currently has four properties and the leasing program is expanding. The park has two one bedroom properties with views of the Atlantic, a two bedroom property off Ocean View Drive which is a short walk to the beach, and a newly-renovated three bedroom with views of Cape Cod Bay which is within walking distance. You can view these properties on VRBO. The VRBO numbers are 495960, 473368, 473359, and 594264. Contact information is available on VRBO.

Did You Know?

pirate treasure

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.