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Cape Cod National Seashore

What Is the Address, MA
508 771 2144
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Ranked #4 of 266 Attractions in Cape Cod
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Biking
Description: Over 40,000 beautiful acres of protected beach and dunes, stretching from Chatham to Provincetown.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We booked an all day tour of Cape Cod and the National Seashore was part of the itinerary. What a spectacular vision from the beaches to the lighthouses! We were there after Labor Day so the crowds were minimum. The weather was a little overcast with a light mist but that did not dampen the excursion. Coast Guard Beach was... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Coast Guard Beach as the half-way point on a fifty mile bike ride. Pristine beach with that wonderful Cape air and crashing waves. Well-maintained bath house with plenty of spigots for rinsing feet, benches to sit on, and ample parking at least for this time of year. The trail from the Salt Pond Nature Center out to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cape Cod is quite a nice place as it is unique in its location. If you enjoy beach living, Cape Cod is certainly some of the best you will get in the northeast. However, Cape Cod does have a reputation here in the northeast, and it certainly holds true. It is known for its high volume of tourism, which equates... More

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Fleischmanns, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a wonderful place. The visitor's center is my favorite - a great educational center with an intelligent gift store- first rate naturalist books. We go to Marconi Beach up the highway, another gem.

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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Cape's National Seashore is a trip. First, there are all kinds of access points, but some are only for Mass residents---check their map or call ahead to save time (we went to an incredible part on Ocean Ave. in Wellfleet). The rangers will tell you where a public access is, usually very close to the private ones. Second, the... More

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248 reviews 248 reviews
137 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were here a few days after Labour Day, so the crowds had supposedly gone: God knows what it must be like, then, when they haven't! Tip: Go to the Salt Pond Visitor Centre first. The rangers are helpful with lots of info on trails, etc. We did a small trail to the Salt Pond, then drove towards the Nauset... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently took a trip back east. We flew into Boston and had a lovely time. Before heading down to New York City we decided to take a day to explore Cape Cod after hearing so much about how amazing the area is. Maybe it's because we are from the west coast but I honestly am not sure what the... More

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Cortez, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Your senior National Park Pass gets you into the Cape Cod National Seashore, which offers trails, splendid pristine beaches and scenic beauty, but we most enjoyed the complimentary tour of the Old Harbour Lifesaving Museum. Staffed by knowlegeable and enthusiastic coast guard volunteers, we learned much about how the Coast Guard risked their own lives to save huge numbers of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Drove down from Portsmouth area to see the Cape Cod shoreline only to find out you have to be a resident or a guest in the area to visit a beach. No, we were not swimming just wanted to see the shoreline. One gate keeper took pity on us and let us check the shoreline out. We were in and... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

even though the beach is very narrow and the water is very cold it was very refreshing to dip into the water in early August and cool off after a 5 mile ride on the linear trail from Eastham! so much beauty and pristine dunes.

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