Beaches - Ocean Safety and Cape Cod National Seashore Lifeguard Program

summer beach scene
Lifeguards protect swimmers at beaches from mid-June through Labor Day.

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Cape Cod National Seashore manages a total of six ocean beaches in the following towns: Eastham (Coast Guard and Nauset Light beaches), Wellfleet (Marconi Beach), Truro (Head of the Meadow Beach) and Provincetown (Race Point and Herring Cove beaches). All seashore beaches include the following facilities and services: showers, paved parking, rest rooms, changing rooms, drinking water, water quality testing, and lifeguards (late June through Labor Day). Two beaches, Coast Guard in Eastham and Herring Cove in Provincetown, are handicapped accessible and have wheelchairs capable of driving oversand.

Guide to beaches

Beach activities and fees

Link here to important ocean and beach safety information.
Cape Cod Times' Cape Cast "How to Beat Rip Currents"

Link here to information about the Seashore's Lifeguard Program including how to apply.

Link here to information about the Junior Lifeguard Program.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


(508) 255-3421

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