• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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 »

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?

kettle pond

Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.