Visiting the beach may be the highlight of your visit to Cape Cod National Seashore. Swimming in the sea, watching wildlife, or relaxing on the beach - there are many opportunities. Follow safe beach and ocean practices to protect the seashore... and yourself!
In case of emergency, call 911.
Great White Sharks swim in the waters of Cape Cod. Be aware of your surroundings. There is always a risk of an interaction with sharks when you enter the water. Be aware of your surroundings. Look for the purple shark flags, these indicate if there has been a sighting. Learn more about shark safety.
Water Safety Web Rangers
Do you know how to be safe in the water? Do an activity on the Web Rangers webpage, and become a Water Safety Web Ranger.
Cases of "swimmers' itch" (Cercverdana,sans-serif dermatitis) have been reported by people who have been in the water at Salt Pond in Eastham. Find out more about swimmers itch at the Center for Disease Control website.
Last updated: March 22, 2021