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
Hunting and Fishing
Know the regulations and seasons to enjoy a safe hunting or fishing trip at the seashore.
What's New in Science and Research?
Find out what our seashore scientists are working on!
Vacation Rentals Now Available
Don't miss out on the opportunity to book a stay in some of the best locations available on the Cape!
Last updated: April 4, 2018