• 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.

Join Our Friends

Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore is a non-profit organization of caring individuals who have a very special love and respect for Cape Cod National Seashore. Its purpose is to support and enhance people's enjoyment of the seashore by:

  • Funding worthy environmental, historical, educational, and recreational programs such as refurbishing the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station in Provincetown, replanting areas after removal of invasive species and sponsoring summer band concerts
  • Publicizing issues that affect the protection and preservation of the Seashore's resources
  • Providing volunteers for important projects such as as trail maintenance programs, beach clean-ups and dune grass plantings
  • Managing several special funds that contribute to important educational, archival and research projects at the Seashore

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.