Guide to Beaches

There are six swimming beaches at Cape Cod National Seashore.

Know Before You Go:

  • Seasonal beach access fees may apply. You can purchase seasonal or America The Beatiful passes at the fee booths.
  • Make safety your top prority! Read and heed all safety advisories posted at the beach. Get beach and ocean safety tips, including information about sharks. Download the FAQ sheet about sharks and public safety.
  • Beach fire permits: As a safety mitigation measure during COVID-19, beach fires are not allowed on national seashore beaches in summer 2020.
  • Note: There are no lifeguards on duty after Labor Day until late June.
A sandy beach with blue ocean

Nauset Light Beach

A picturesque beach under the famous Nauset Lighthouse.

Wooden stairs lead down to a beach with a lone beach chair

Marconi Beach

A historic site for recreation!

A crowd with colorful blankets and umbrellas enjoy beach day.

Coast Guard Beach

Family friendly fun on a wide stretch of beach.

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.

Last updated: July 4, 2020

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