Guide to Beaches

There are six swimming beaches within Cape Cod National Seashore each with their own interesting natural features, and some with cultural associations.

A crowd with colorful blankets and umbrellas enjoys a a sunny beach day.

Coast Guard Beach

Family friendly fun on a wide stretch of beach.

A group of beach visitors stretch out across a sandy beach with colorful blankets and umbrellas.

Nauset Light Beach

A picturesque beach under the famous Nauset Lighthouse.

Wooden stairs lead down to a beach with many multi-colored blankets and umbrellas.

Marconi Beach

A historic site for recreation!

A crowded beach with people lounging under colorful umbrellas.

Head of the Meadow Beach

Where the Frances came to rest.

A glorious sun sets behind several fishermen casting into the crashing surf.

Race Point Beach

A favorite spot.

A blue mat designed for improved beach access stretches out from a grey bath house structure.

Herring Cove Beach

Accessibility, food and entertainment.


Fees and Passes

Cape Cod National Seashore beaches charge access fees. We also offer Seasonal and America the Beautiful Passes.

Entrance Fees and Locations

Last updated: October 13, 2016

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