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 »
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?
In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.