"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.

Explore, Hike, Paddle, Tour! Ranger programs are offered spring through fall. Join us!

Ranger-Guided Activities

Share your seashore adventure with a park ranger. Get up close with the seashore's nature and history.

The white silhouette of a white shark stands out on a purple field. Photo credit: NPS/Bill Fisher

Shark Safety

Be shark smart while visiting Cape Cod!

A beach stretches out from an overlook with pine trees.

Hiking Trails

Choose from one of eleven hiking trails at Cape Cod National Seashore.

A woman walks a dog down a wooden boardwalk over sand.

Pets

Can I bring my best friend? Where can my pal go?

A brightly colored turkey and a dry grassy area.

Hunting Safety

Help protect yourself and others while engaged in hunting activities at the seashore.

Last updated: September 28, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet , MA 02667

Phone:

508-255-3421
To speak to a park ranger, call 508-255-3421 for visitor information.

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