• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    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?

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.