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 »
Cape Cod National Seashore to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and International Marconi Day on April 24
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief of Interpretation, 508-957-0738
Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore on Saturday, April 24 will have the opportunity to join events of national and international magnitude. National Park Service sites across the U.S. are hosting fun activities for children for National Junior Ranger Day, and amateur radio operators around the world are commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi, the Wizard of Wireless. Two activities will be offered at the national seashore in honor of this special day. Both activities are free and open to the public.
Marconi—The Wizard of Wireless: Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham 10 AM- 2 PM
A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim: Atwood-Higgins House 12:30-3:30 PM
Children of all ages who participate in either activity will earn a Junior Ranger patch. For more information about International Marconi Day, contact Education Specialist Barbara Dougan at 508-255-3421, ext. 16. For more information about the Junior Ranger event at the Atwood-Higgins House, contact South District Interpreter Sue Haley at 508-255-3421, ext. 15.
Did You Know?
In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.