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 »
National Park Service Extends Public Comment Period for Dune Shack District Preservation and Use Plan to June 17
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the public comment period for the Dune Shack Historic District Preservation and Use Plan/Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA) has been extended from June 10 to June 17, 2011. This will allow additional time for the public to thoroughly review this detailed plan that will guide future decisions about preservation and use in the Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District in Provincetown and Truro.
Reference/review copies of the EA are located at Provincetown and Truro libraries and town halls, Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown, and Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters in Wellfleet.
A digital version can be viewed on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/duneshackpreservationuseplan, and on the park's website at www.nps.gov/caco. A public comment period began on April 27, 2011. Comments may be made directly on the PEPC website noted above; by email to e-mail us; or by mail to Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011.
Did You Know?
The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.