Fees & Reservations

Beach entrance fees

Cape Cod National Seashore 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. Beach entrance fees are collected at all six seashore beaches: Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach in Eastham; Marconi Beach in Wellfleet; Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro; and the Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown. Fees are also collected on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to late June, and after Labor Day through the end of September, at Race Point, Herring Cove, Nauset Light, and Coast Guard beaches. For Coast Guard Beach, fees are collected at the Little Creek parking and shuttle area; at all other beaches, fees are collected at the entrance stations located at the beaches.

Daily vehicle - $20
Motorcycles - $10
Pedestrians, bicyclists - $3
Cape Cod National Seashore annual pass - $60

$20 is the daily vehicle fee, $3 for pedestrians and bicyclists, and $10 for motorcycles. $60 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.

There is no entrance fee for active duty military and their dependents with proper ID, nor for any children under the age of 16.

The "America the Beautiful" National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series, valid at over 2,000 federal recreation sites, includes a lifetime Senior Pass which may be purchased for $10 by U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older and an $80 Annual Pass. The series also includes an Access Pass, which is available for free to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities, and a Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military personnel. These passes may be obtained 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.

Interpretive Fees

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.

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