Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Natural Features & Ecosystems
Cape Cod has long inspired wonder among those who value nature. From the striking heights of the coastal bluffs to the serenity of a forested pond, it is not difficult to understand why so many become enamored with the natural beauty of this place. The coast, the wetlands, and the woods offer a variety of ecosystems for the experienced naturalist or the neophyte to explore.
Did You Know?
Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.