• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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 »

Guide to Beaches

There are six swimming beaches within Cape Cod National Seashore each with their own interesting natural features, and some with cultural associations. Click on the links below for more information.

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

Nauset Light Beach, Eastham

Marconi Beach, Wellfleet

Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro

Race Point Beach, Provincetown

Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.