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Address: Wellfleet, MA
Activities: Swimming

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Site of First Transatlantic Wireless Transmission

I thought that this was simply named after Marconi, the Italian engineer responsible for the radio. Marconi Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Allen, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I thought that this was simply named after Marconi, the Italian engineer responsible for the radio. Marconi Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. The beach is named for Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. In 1903, the first transatlantic wireless communication originating in the United States was successfully transmitted from nearby Marconi Station; a message from U.S.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have lived in Massachusetts my entire life and grew up camping down the cape. Marconi beach is by far my favorite beach on the cape. they have the best waves as my mom says. mom ALWAYS made us go to the beach every single day we went camping and we always visited Marconi most days even if we went... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Remote feeling, yet close to Route 6 and civilization, this beach can be downright spooky very early in the morning when you are all alone with only sand and water in sight. The dunes are high enough to be impressive, and the sand is clean with few rocks. April 2015 a long portion was cordoned off for bird use, which... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful beach with views and great waves for boogie boarding. Walk along the beach for miles as it is part of the National Seashore. Great for large groups as well. Lifeguards are experienced and are always on alert. Bonus is the bath house with bathrooms and outdoor showers and changing rooms.

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Eastham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Pleasant trip off route 6 to the parking area. Plenty of parking and adequate restroom facilities, several viewing points and nice beach area. Hiking trails meander through the scrub trees and plants life. Good opportunity to see Cape wildlife along the way

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Littleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Marconi is part of the National seashore, steep dunes, big waves nice place to visit even if it's not beach weather

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I wish we had a blanket to sit on, I would have fallen asleep...it is windy gorgeous with seals swimming by. Beautiful dunes.

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Venice Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A spectacular beach at sunrise or sunset, with long rolling waves, beautiful and huge sand dunes, and an access drive through pine forests that is truly wonderful.

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Massachusetts
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great sand, long open stretches and worth the walk down the stairs. Water is cool this time of year but definitely worth the peace and quiet that you'll experience at low tide. This beach has a wonderful history and well worth the research at the NPS Visitor Center.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We were going to Provincetown and I seen the signs for Marconi beach. Since I'm a HAM operator I knew the importance of this site. It was raining and foggy so we didn't see much of the beach. There are observation decks that you can see up and down the beach from. The park office has a model of the... More 

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