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Cape Cod National Seashore

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Phone Number: 508 771 2144
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Description: Over 40,000 beautiful acres of protected beach and dunes, stretching from...
Over 40,000 beautiful acres of protected beach and dunes, stretching from Chatham to Provincetown.
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Salt Pond Visitors Center

Great museum, kid friendly, information, great staff, free-donations accepted. Trail walks as well. Get sandwiches and have a picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great museum, kid friendly, information, great staff, free-donations accepted. Trail walks as well. Get sandwiches and have a picnic.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Cape Cod National Seashore is an Atlantic Ocean that runs for many miles up the outer shore of Cape Cod. It is a dramatic beach with towering cliffs, pending surf, and frequent sighting of seals. Each beach has a parking lot, bath rooms, and changing facilities. There are also ranger led programs. My only complaint is that the water's... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Thank goodness someone saved the seashore in the 60s because on the Cape today............there are miles of miles of beach with KEEP OUT SIGNS..But this part of the Cape is very very beautiful, don't miss it ...don't come in the summer way too busy.............Spring or Fall

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Now I know why it has been about 20 years since I visited Marconi Beach and I live fairly close in greater Boston. Cape Cod traffic especially on Route 6 was horrendous mid-week. Took about 1.5 hours to go last 6 miles. The beach and facilities are nice but for me the traffic isn't worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We did a hike to the salt marshes then hit race point beach. I am not a beach person but I truly enjoyed the day. Race point was really nice and the water was clear a cool on a very hot day. The salt marsh hike was also really nice.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Cape Cod beaches may not have sugary white sand and aquamarine water but it holds a special mystique which we always enjoy. The gray shingled cottages that line the beaches of Harwich Port are iconic of the area. I especially enjoy the great fried seafood restaurants as well as the lobster rolls at institutions like Brax Landing. If sunbathing and... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

this was very nice, sun and wind, a bit cold (i went there in april) . the drive through the cape takes you abit time but its worth the trip. ask at the entry at the visitor center, they will point out what you should see depending on the time you have.

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Castenedolo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The day passed exploring this part of the Cape was fantastic! You find yourself in a place with beaches, ocean and lighthouses, trees, birds and hikes.... Almost at the end of the itinerary the sand arrives on the road and the trees can even grow there. We loved this park, it's one of the most interesting.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Superb full day walking the beach and meeting people. I penned a review in February. Never before have I done a second review of a place. August was like going to a different place. Winter and Summer are such different visits for this wonderful beach. I can't say enough to entice you to visit this wonderful place.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were here early in the morning watching lots of people Stand Up surfing which was fun. As we left the ranger told us to look from the upper parking lot at all the seas. What looked like a rock shore, were in fact big, fat, glistening seal bodies! We rode bikes from the bike trail, the trail to the... More 

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