Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore
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National Parks • Beaches
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00:00 - 23:59
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06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Over 40,000 beautiful acres of protected beach and dunes, stretching from Chatham to Provincetown.
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theressastanley64
Colcord, OK29 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We went the first week in October. What a great time to visit. No crowded beaches. No traffic. Great time to beachcomb and visit the seaside towns. Granted, the first few days we dealt with the after affects of the hurricane that had hit Florida, but then the sun came out and we really soaked up the beautiful beaches.
Written 19 December 2022
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Pat G G
Philadelphia, PA47 contributions
Sep 2022
Stayed at a lovely hotel on the beach. Beautiful location, friendly people. Wish we had planned to stay longer.
Written 10 November 2022
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307leven
Stroudsburg, PA281 contributions
Sep 2022
There is so much to see and do here that there is something for everyone. We started the visit at the Salt Pond Visitor's Center where they have films about the park and various exhibits illustrating the wildlife and environment within the park. The center also includes a gift shop and you can get maps of the park. Since it was after Labor Day, there was no park entrance, beach fee. There are also multiple lighthouses between Chatham and Provincetown for history buffs. There are multiple hiking trails throughout the park located off the beaches for outdoor enthusiasts.

We hiked the Fort Hill Trail, Swamp Maple Trail, White Cedar Trail and other locations and found the trails are easy to hike since the land is relatively flat with no large hills or mountains. The light houses were nice to visit, but not all of them were open. For example, we toured the Highland Lighthouse also has a highland house museum which required an admission fee. But some of the lighthouses were no open to the public or had closed at the end of summer.

In terms of planning, if you enjoy seeing great scenery, hiking, biking, boating, lighthouses, etc, you can easily spend 3 days here or more - which is what we did. On the other hand, if you only have several hours, you have to prioritize what you wish to do.
Written 19 October 2022
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832travelgal
Iowa City, IA16 contributions
Sep 2022
We visited the visitor center and watched the very interesting video they show in the theater. The Museum has a lot of great information on history. We went on the Marsh Hike which was the ranger was excellent and very informational however it was very muddy and I didn't wear appropriate shoes if you are someone who cannot do steps this is not for you as it was not for me as I can't do steps. The steps are small and not steep but are still steps - about 50 of them.
Written 18 September 2022
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BLMerce
Kensington, MD840 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
What a magnificent gem! Beautiful views, historical landmarks, hiking, bicycling, lighthouses and beaches. Everything is free with a National Park Pass. Most things are free without a Park Pass. There are two visitor centers with museums and gift stores and free moves. There are Ranger Programs for adults and children. Unfortunately one must navigate the traffic to get there.
Written 31 July 2022
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diaq
Palm Harbor, FL656 contributions
Jun 2022
We stopped at both visitor centers and both offer interesting information about the park. Very friendly and helpful rangers at both centers. We drove and stopped at many of the different areas to take in the views, walk along the beach, and have a nice picnic lunch. We also were lucky enough to see several seals playing in the water at Head of the Meadows Beach. Highland lighthouse was not open when we were there due to renovations. Highly recommend Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Museum. Lots of interesting information and the staff was also very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 14 July 2022
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Ann P
Memphis, TN44 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We stopped at both visitors centers (Salt Pond and Province Lands) and completed the Junior Ranger Badges (ages 12&9). We enjoyed hiking the salt pond trail, learning about the Cape Cod through videos and the museum, and also spied whales from the shore. What a beautiful part of the country.
Written 5 July 2022
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dorlucie
New York City, NY178 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A fantastic autumn day by the seashore. The weather is wonderful so what better to do than picnic on the beach. Suffers and seals in full view
Written 13 October 2021
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA289 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Mikes and miles of gorgeous beaches. The ocean is beautiful and the sand feels amazing between your toes. Plenty of space to explore, picnic, relax, swim.
Written 17 September 2021
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Mike M
Tacoma84 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Made multiple visits to CCNS during our week in the area - from PTown to Eastham. Despite the ranger stations being closed, the staff were still accessible and helpful. Lots to see and do here - from homesteads and old buildings, to natural wonders. Loved it.
Written 14 September 2021
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