• 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.

Accessibility

Park trails at Doane Rock in Eastham and the Marconi Station Site in Wellfleet have been surfaced to accommodate wheelchairs. Large print versions of official park publications, and the Buttonbush Trail are available for people with impaired vision. Park films have captions and audio descriptions. Coast Guard and Herring Cove beaches provide accessible parking, restrooms, changing facilities, and beach wheelchairs. Herring Cove Beach features showers that accommodate wheelchairs.

The Salt Pond Visitor Center is accessible to people using wheelchairs. The Province Lands Visitor Center is accessible via a moderately steep ramp way. Various overlooks throughout the park are suited for wheelchair access.

Ask at visitor centers for a brochure describing accessible features.

Did You Know?

Marconi Wireless Station, circa 1903

In 1903, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic wireless message from the United States to Great Britain from Cape Cod.