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 »
Cape Cod National Seashore is home to a vibrant and diverse scientific community that includes staff scientists, scientists from various state and federal agencies, university researchers, technicians, and volunteers. Representing many disciplines and skill-levels, this group strives to better understand the valuable natural resources found at the Seashore. Collaboration, public communication, and most of all sound stewardship are the key components of these efforts.
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.