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.
Fees & Reservations
Beach entrance fees
Beach entrance fees are collected from late June through early September when lifeguards are on duty, and on weekends/holidays from Memorial Day to the end of September. $15 is the daily vehicle fee, $3 for pedestrians and bicyclists, and $5 for motorcycles. $45 purchases a pass good for a calendar year fee season. Cape Cod National Seashore passes are usually available at visitor centers starting Memorial Day, and at fee booths when they are open. The Interagency Annual pass ($80) may be purchased at Salt Pond Visitor Center year round, and at Province Lands Visitor Center daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Link here to information about the "America the Beautiful" National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
Passes are not available at the Marconi Headquarters building.
Some interpretive programs, including canoe trips, surfcasting, yoga, some hikes, family tidal programs, and the Beach Apparatus Drill, have fees. See specific program schedule information for costs and reservations policies.
Reservations and payments for Yoga on the Beach and The Road Less Traveled Hike are made through this link to recreation.gov.
Did You Know?
In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.