• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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 »

Sustainability

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse
The new bathhouse at Herring Cove Beach has been built to exceptional sustainable design and construction level standards, incorporating the latest in green technology and materials.
Cape Cod National Seashore
 

The Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP) is a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that helps parks fulfill their role as stewards of the nation's most important natural and cultural resources. The program provides national parks with comprehensive support and with tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.

Cape Cod National Seashore has taken the steps to becoming a Climate Friendly Park, including developing a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory, completing a Climate Action Plan, committing to implementing the Action Plan, and committing to ongoing monitoring of GHG reduction progress and reporting the results.

Climate Friendly Parks program at Cape Cod National Seashore - Click this link to the park's CFP Action Plan, and to specific information on energy, waste, transportation and education measures we are taking.

Greening of Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse Facility - Read the particulars on this sustainable and fully accessible construction project completed in 2012-2013.

Did You Know?

Spadefoot Toad

An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.