Welcome to Cape Cod National Seashore!
This information is intended to help receptives and guides plan for a satisfying, safe, and successful trip to the national seashore with their guests.
Cape Cod National Seashore is a Climate Friendly Park. This recognition, which is in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demonstrates our commitment to significantly reduce solid waste, emissions, and energy consumption over the next several years. Idling vehicles, including buses, are an issue at the seashore, whose annual visitation exceeds 4 million. Under Massachusetts law, vehicles may not idle. Please remind drivers to turn off engines.
Passenger Unloading and Loading
Coaches must unload, park, and reload in designated parking areas at the visitor centers and beaches. Please do not drop guests off at the foot at the stairs at Salt Pond and Province Lands Visitor Centers. This blocks traffic and creates an unsafe situation for other vehicles and for pedestrians crossing at those locations.
Multiple-stall restrooms are available in the Salt Pond and Province Lands parking areas. There are also a few stalls inside or adjacent to each building.
Guides are reminded to sign in at Salt Pond.
Free Park News
Inform passengers before they enter the visitor centers that copies of the informative, full-color park newspaper are available to all passengers free of charge. The newspapers contain timely and relevant articles and information about the national seashore.
Each visitor center contains stores that are well-stocked with seashore-related books, puzzles, maps, CDs and DVDs, interpretive souvenirs, and local items, such as food, pottery, jellies, and candles. A percentage of bookstore revenue is donated to the park for interpretation and education improvements.
Movies play on schedule at Salt Pond,check the schedule in advance online, or get a schedule at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. At Province Lands there is no set schedule of when titles are shown.
For safety reasons, vehicles, including buses, may not park or idle in traffic lanes, including Cable Road at the Three Sisters Lights. Bluffs on the Outer Cape are unstable and can collapse at any time. Urge passengers to stay back from bluffs.
Encourage passengers to recycle cans and bottles, and to use water bottle filling stations at Salt Pond, Province Lands, Highland Light, and Herring Cove instead of purchasing bottled water.