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 »
Fees & Reservations
September 21 through 30, 2013, credit cards will not be accepted at visitor centers for pass sales and canoe trips. All transactions are cash only or by personal check.
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, and the Beach Apparatus Drill, have fees. See specific program schedule information for costs and reservations policies.
Did You Know?
An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.