Take a Break on Cape Cod's Beaches

There's No Better Time Than Beach Time!

Looking for an escape? Cape Cod National Seashore has six beaches for you to choose from! Starting at Nauset Light Beach in the south and stretching all the way up the coast to Herring Cove Beach just outside of Province Town.

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.


All ages enjoy the beach!

Leashed pets are allowed on beaches as long as a shorebird nesting/fledging closure is not in effect. Call the park in advance at (508) 771-2144 to find out which beaches are open to pets.

Cape Cod National Seashore beach entrance fees are collected from late June through early September when lifeguards are on duty, and on weekends/holidays from Memorial Day to the end of September.Beach entrance fees are collected at all six seashore beaches.

Daily vehicle - $20
Motorcycles - $10
Pedestrians, bicyclists - $3
Cape Cod National Seashore annual pass - $60

There is no entrance fee for active duty military and their dependents with proper ID, nor for any children under the age of 16.

Seashore beaches are open all four seasons, but weather changes dramatically from season to season.

All seashore beaches are open from 6:00 am to midnight.

Accessibility Information

Three of the national seashore beaches have accessibility modifications. Coast Guard, Race Point, and Herring Cove beaches all have Mobimats and also have beach wheelchairs available when lifeguards are on duty. Mobimat is in place year-round except for the winter season, and beach wheelchairs are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Last updated: January 19, 2017