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.
Announcing the Advisory Commission Subcommittee Workshop Meeting for the Herring Cove Beach to be Held February 13
Contact: George Price, Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Superintendent George Price announces that the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Subcommittee will hold a workshop meeting for the Herring Cove Beach Revetment and Parking Project Environmental Assessment on Wednesday, February 13 from 9 to 1 PM. The meeting will be held at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Lab, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown. "We intend to continue to discuss coastal science, policy and engineering issues as well as evaluation criteria and possible options at the third workshop of the Herring Cove Beach Subcommittee," Price said.
The last workshop meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 28 at the same time and place. The workshop meeting is primarily for deliberations of the Subcommittee; however, anyone is welcome to attend and there will be an opportunity for brief public comments.
The Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA is one of six life-guarded, improved beaches managed by Cape Cod National Seashore. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts developed the Herring Cove Beach facilities in the 1950's and includes: a one-mile macadam revetment (seawall); two parking lots; and, a bath house and concession stand that will be replaced this year. Herring Cove Beach is of special concern to the citizens of Provincetown and other park visitors. A long-term plan for Herring Cove Beach revetment and parking is under development in consultation with agencies and the community. The plan will identify the values of the beach and its importance to visitors to the national seashore and local residents. The sustainable outcome will be based upon sound coastal science and engineering practices and be responsive to shoreline change, projected sea level rise, and visitor use.
Did You Know?
Because of coastal erosion of 3 feet a year, the sea has threatened historical landmarks over the years. A few examples of those moved back from the edge include the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Three Sisters, Nauset, and Highland Lights, and the French Cable Hut.