Pets are great companions for enjoying the out-of-doors. However, bringing your pet to Cape Cod National Seashore beaches during the summer season requires extra planning. Please consult the website or stop by a visitor center to review pet restrictions before your visit. Note that regulations and temporary or seasonal closures that apply to the six national seashore beaches may vary from regulations at town beaches. Please check with towns about their respective regulations; see links, below.
Recurring Seasonal Pet Closures
The following seasonal pet closures are in effect annually April 1 through October 15 to protect nesting and staging shorebirds:
Additional Pet Closures
Due to the unpredictable nature of nesting and staging shorebirds, additional pet closures beyond the recurring seasonal pet closures are needed. Pet closures are subject to change daily. This page will be updated when the status of pets on the six national seashore-managed beaches changes. Always follow posted signage on beaches.
Where leashed pets are permitted parkwide:
Where pets are not permitted:
Last updated: June 17, 2022