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 »
Hours of Operation
Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham is open daily from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (5 PM in summer). It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown is open daily, May 1 through October 31, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Parking lots are open from 6 AM to midnight daily.
Seashore headquarters in Wellfleet (business offices only) is open Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Beaches, walking trails, biking trails, and roads remain open throughout the year, but may experience brief closures due to winter weather.
Did You Know?
The word “cranberry” originated as a contraction of crane berry, a name given to the plant by early settlers because the flower resembles the head of a crane.