• 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.

ARLC Contact & Directions

ARLC lab sign

Contact Us
For general information contact:
Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: (508) 771-2144
Fax: (508) 349 9052

For inquiries pertaining to the Atlantic Research Center or ecological monitoring please contact Megan Tyrrell by telephone at 508-487-3262 x 0510 or by email.

For inquiries pertaining to analytical laboratory facilities please contact Krista Lee by telephone at 508-487-3262 x 0505 or by email.


 
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Directions
Atlantic Research Center at Cape Cod National Seashore
Truro, MA

• From the south take Route 6 to Highland Light Exit in North Truro (about 12 miles north of park headquarters).
• Take a right off the exit onto Highland Road.
• At the end take a right onto South Highland Road.
• After approximately 0.6 miles take a left onto Old Dewline Road.
• The Atlantic Research Center is at the end of the road.

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.