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.
"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Henry David Thoreau
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!
What's New in Science and Research?
Find out more about Science and Research at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Oversand Beach Driving
Permits and regulations for oversand beach driving.