Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
General Management Plan
The 1998 General Management Plan will guide park policy and decision making for years to come. It is available here in PDF format in a slightly abbreviated version. The printed edition, as well as the two volume Environmental Impact Statement is available by request from the Superintendent.
Introduction - Context for the General Management Plan, Legislative Mandate, Legal Requirements, Regulatory Authority, Purpose of the Plan, A View of the Future (23 pages)
Natural Resources - Air Resources, Coastal Processes, Water Resources, Vegetation and Wildlife (15 pages)
Cultural Resources - Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Resources, Cultural Landscapes, Historic Architecture, Archeological Resources, Museum Collection (18 pages)
Public Use - Information and Orientation, Access and Transportation, Interpretation and Education, Activities, Facilities and Services, Concession and Commercial Services, Vista Management (22 pages)
Nonfederal Lands within the National Seashore - Land Use Planning and Protection, Private Residential Properties, Private Commercial Properties, Municipal and State Lands (9 pages)
Management and Operations - Cooperative Planning and Management, Administrative and Maintenance Facilities, Staff Housing, Utilities, Services Exchanged with Local Communities, Reservation of Use and Occupancy (18 pages)
Management Zoning and Carrying Capacity - National Seashore Management Zoning, Principal Management Zones, Natural Subzones, Historic Subzones, Developed Subzones, Special Use Subzones, Public Experience and Resource Protection Process, Monitoring Program for Resource Conditions and Public Experiences. (15 pages)
Plan Development and Implementation - How the Plan Was Developed, Phase 1, Phase 2 (6 pages)
Partial Appendixes - Authorization of Conveyance of Commonwealth Lands, Interrelationships with Other Plans and Projects, Required Plans and Studies, Estimated Costs (26 pages)
Planning Team - Planning Team, Contributors, Consultants (3 pages)
Selected Bibliography (9 pages)
Did You Know?
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.