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    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 »

Things To Know Before You Come

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.

Look to the navigation on the left to find information useful in planning a visit to Cape Cod National Seashore.

Guidelines for public access to sensitive sites in Cape Cod National Seashore

Special Events and Campfires at Cape Cod National Seashore

Did You Know?

pirate treasure

Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.