Writing about Cape Cod in the 1800s, Henry David Thoreau said, "A man may stand there and put all America behind him." If you just can’t get enough of all of that wonderful sun and sand, then you really should make sure to spend the day at Cape Cod National Seashore for a memorable time.
In 1961, summer native President John F. Kennedy designated the east shore of the Outer Cape a national park. The beautiful 40-mile stretch of coast is recognized as having some of the best beaches on Cape Cod, including Nauset Beach in Eastham, Marconi Beach in Wellfleet and Race Point and Herring Cove beaches in Provincetown.
There is just so much history and beauty all in one place. Cape Cod National Seashore truly encompass a variety of rich mosaic of marine, estuarine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. These important systems and their associated habitats really reflect the Cape's glacial origins, dynamic natural processes, and at least 9,000 years of human activity.
The Cape Cod seashore is a great place to attend lecture series and take in the spectacular scenery along the beach. Beyond the shores, there are plenty of breathtaking hiking and biking trails for you to explore. Many visitors who have experienced this amazing piece of beauty have called sunsets along the shore truly magical.
An absolutely gorgeous huge space that everyone must visit least once. Stretching over 43,500 acres of dunes, ponds, woods, the Cape Cod National Seashore is open year-round. As a result of almost total deforestation by settlers between 1650 and 1900, globally rare heathland habitats such as bayberry and beach plum have commonly resulted here.
When you come visit here, you will experience many miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species that live here. Wonderful lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past while merging current ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.