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. Passes can only be purchased at these beaches and are no longer sold at park visitor centers.
2021 Entrance Fee Free Days at Cape Cod
Wednesday, August 4: One Year Anniversary of the Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act
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 the current season. 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.
America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series
In addition to the daily entrance fees and annual seashore pass, the park also sells America the Beautiful Passes all all beach fee booths. 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.
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. Passes are available for purchase at any of our beach fee booths between Memorial Day and mid-September. Passes can only be purchased at beaches and are no longer sold at park visitor centers.
Interagency passes include:
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: July 6, 2021