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 to Host Program on the Saltworks of Cape Cod
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext. 15
Join Janice Burling and Penny Lewis, founders of Cape Cod Saltworks Sea Salt for a fascinating look at the history of the salt industry on Cape Cod and the processes they use today to harvest all-natural sea salt from local waters. This free, one-hour presentation will take place at 7 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham on July 30.
The great Outer Beach of Cape Cod is protected within Cape Cod National Seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.
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.