"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Henry David Thoreau

The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.

The silhouettes of fishermen are framed against a brilliant sunset.

Hunting and Fishing

Know the regulations and seasons to enjoy a safe hunting or fishing trip at the seashore.

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What's New in Science and Research?

Find out more about Science and Research at Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Hike, Paddle, Tour with a Ranger

Find Your Park on a ranger program--canoeing, hiking, touring historic buildings, snorkeling, and yoga are experiences that await you!

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Oversand Beach Driving

Permits and regulations for oversand beach driving.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:

(508) 255-3421

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