• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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.

Multimedia Presentations

The Two-Column Aerosol Project at Cape Cod National Seashore

Funded by the Department of Energy's (DOE)
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility
Link to these short presentations:

 

 
Old Harbor Life-Saving Station

Old Harbor Life-Saving Station

Enjoy two short films about Old Harbor Life-Saving Station in Provincetown, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

The Threatened Piping Plover

Seals at Cape Cod National Seashore
Seals reside within the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore.

Frog Call Recordings at Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Codcast - An audio series exploring science at the Cape Cod National Seashore

Virtual introductions to Cape Cod National Seashore's self-guiding trails (short .wmv files)

NOAA Ocean Today website films

Did You Know?

directional compass

Coastal waters were the original highways of the Cape. Today’s common but puzzling terms “Lower Cape” and “Upper Cape” (referring to the northern and southern areas of Cape Cod) originated with sailors. Southwesterly winds meant ships heading north were sailing "down-wind" to the Lower Cape.