Fees & Passes

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Fee booth in black and white. A bird sits perched on the roof.

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Entrance Fees

Cape Cod National Seashore beach entrance fees are collected daily from late May through early September, and on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to the middle of September at certain beaches. All passes (including the America the Beautiful series) are only sold during the months that the fees are collected.The six national seashore beaches where fees are collected are: Coast Guard and Nauset Light in Eastham, Marconi in Wellfleet, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Race Point and Herring Cove in Provincetown.

Daily Vehicle Entrance Fee - $25.00
Pass is for one private, non-commercial vehicle — passenger cars, pickup trucks, RVs and vans.

Daily Motorcycle Entrance Fee - $15.00
Pass is for one motorcycle.

Daily Bicycle or On-Foot Entrance Fee - $10.00
Pass is for one person 16 years of age or older — entering on foot or by bicycle.

There is no entrance fee for active duty military and their dependents with proper ID, nor for any children under the age of 16.

Passes

Passes are available at beach entrances during times when fees are normally collected. Entrance into the park with a pass may also require a driver's license or other form of picture identification. Available passes are described below:

Cape Cod National Seashore Annual Pass - $60.00
Valid for one full year from the month of purchase. Permits access to any of the six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches. The annual pass allows entrance for the pass holder and additional passengers in a single private non-commercial vehicle, or pass holder plus three adults when entering on foot or bicycle.
 
2020 Annual Pass
2020 The America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

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America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States.

Passes cover:

  • entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges
  • standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers

In general, one pass covers the fees listed above for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children age 15 or under are admitted free. Some passes provide additional benefits, such as a 50-percent discount on camping at some sites for holders of Senior or Access passes. Always check with individual sites for details.

Interagency passes include:

  • Annual Pass: $80
  • Senior Pass: $80 (lifetime); $20 (annual)
    • Available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents aged 62 or older. Valid for the lifetime of the passholder.
  • Access Pass: Free
    • Available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability. Valid for the lifetime of the passholder. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability.
  • Active U.S. Military Annual Pass: Free
    • Available to current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserve and National Guard. Applicants must show a valid Common Access Card (CAC) or military ID (Form 1173).
  • Veteran and Gold Star Families Pass: Free
    • Available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and Gold Star Families.
    • A veteran may prove their status by presenting one of the following: Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC card); a Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC); a Veteran ID Card; or a Veteran’s designation on a state-issued driver’s license or identification card.
    • Gold Star Family members can prove their status by downloading a voucher and completing the Self-Certification Statement found on NPS.gov and check the box indicating their agreement. Print the voucher, and bring it to an entrance station to recieve your Military Pass.
  • 4th Grade Pass for U.S. students in fourth grade: Free
    • Only available for 4th grade students. Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website, complete an online activity, print the voucher, and bring it to an entrance station to recieve your EKO Pass. The 4th grader who completed the online activity MUST be present to recieve the EKO pass.
  • 5th Grade Voucher for U.S. students in fifth grade: Free
    • Only available for 5th grade students. Visit the website to download the voucher, print the voucher, and bring it to an entrance station to gain free entrance to the park. The qualifing 5th grader MUST be present to recieve free entrance to the park.
  • Volunteer Pass: Free
    • Available to NPS volunteers who complete 250 hours of volunteer service in a given calendar year at Cape Cod National Seashore.

More information about the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, including available passes, costs, benefits, and how and where they may be obtained, is available. Learn More About National Parks and Federal Lands Passes

The above passes replace the Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass. These passes will remain valid until they expire or are lost or stolen.


Last updated: November 30, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:

(508) 255-3421

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