• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Parking lots are open 6 AM to midnight, daily, year-round. The Salt Pond Visitor Center is open from 9 AM to 4:30 PM daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day), year-round, with extended hours during the summer months. The Province Lands Visitor Center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, Memorial Day weekend through October 31. Headquarters is an administrative facility open daily, except weekends and holidays, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

The park's six swimming beaches are lifeguarded from late June through the last week of August.

Most restrooms that are not at park visitor centers, are open seasonally and are closed during winter months.

Did You Know?

Race Point, Provincetown, MA

The area at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is known as “Race Point”. It gets its name from the swift tidal “race” that swirls from ocean to bay around the point. The swimming beach is located a safe distance away in calmer waters.