• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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    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 »

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CLOSURES:

As of January 15, 2014, 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 footbridge on the Nauset Marsh Trail was irreparably damaged in 2012 and has been removed. The rest of the trail is open. Ask at Salt Pond Visitor Center for hiking options.


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.

Cape Cod National Seashore offers a wide-range of activities from walking beaches and trails year round, to ranger-guided programs throughout the year. Explore the navigation to the left to make your choice for what to do today and for making future plans.

Did You Know?

Piping Plover

Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most important nesting areas for the federally-threatened Piping Plover. Abundant in the 19th century, the beach-nesting Piping Plover declined in the 20th century, but have begun to recover as a result of active protection and visitor education.