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 Beaches Open for the Summer Season
Contact: Kat McCracken, 508-957-0701
Superintendent George Price announced that the final stair repairs for the Nauset Light Beach, Eastham, and Marconi Beach, Wellfleet have been completed.The beaches suffered considerable damage in the series of storms this winter.Both beaches lost the wooden access stairs down the bluff.Nauset Light Beach was open two weeks ago, and Marconi Beach was opened to the public today, Wednesday, June 26, at noon.
The Northeast Regional Office of the National Park Service provided the $204,000 in storm damage funding and Classic Site Solutions was contracted to perform the stair replacement work. The other four guarded ocean beaches in the seashore were not as seriously affected by the winter storms and were not closed including Coast Guard Beach, Eastham; Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro; Race Point Beach, Provincetown; and Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown.
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.