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Cape Cod National Seashore was on my list of things to do while leaving Boston returning to New York. I had to stop in somewhere because of my National Parks fascination and we were only there for a couple hours but there is so much...More
Cape Cod National Seashore is gorgeous in the winter. Parking is free. The beach is free—free of people. Enjoy walking the beach, seal watching and a lone passionate surfer in a wet suit—now that is dedication. Don’t forget to stop at Doane Rock and take...More
We stopped here on a recent trip to Massachusetts and were glad we did. Since it was late in the season the place was almost deserted. Winds were gusty and the weather perfect for a fall visit. We prefer traveling in what is known as...More
Full disclosure. I am a Real Estate Agent in Welllfleet. I moved here about 6 years ago. Marconi has always been one of my favorite beaches growing up. It was fun bringing my son's there for the first time. There is something special about bringing...More
Thanks to President John F. Kennedy for creating this National Park with so many different nature sites on the eastern shore of Cape Cod. Visiting the beaches from north to south each one is unique. It is great fun to explore this wonderful area hiking...More
We visited here Fri Oct. 19. 2018. The Salt Pond Visitor Center is the gateway to the vast Cape Cod National Seashore. Stop here first for orientation, restrooms, maps, etc. This is a US Park Service site established in 1961 and encompasses 43,607 acres. Multiple...More
One day was not really enough to really explore this gem of a national park! We started at the first visitor center we came to on the south end to gather information and watch the film. We soon realized this would have to be a...More
What a magical place, we started from Provincetown and worked our way back with wonderful beaches, lovely lighthouses, stunning estuary's and villages, delightful trails. A well planned day and you can see most things on the National Seashore, an experience we will never forget.
We were here the week before the season opened mid-April. It was a bit chilly. We were sad the small
mom & pop restaurants were not open yet. But, there were very few people on the beeches which we enjoyed. Take a ride to the...More
Response from PekepooEmma | Reviewed this property |
Just about “all the beaches at the “National Seashore have great viewing”, for seals! I have observed them at “all the beaches from Chatham to P’town!” Honestly, the more crowded the beaches are( especially during high... More
Just about “all the beaches at the “National Seashore have great viewing”, for seals! I have observed them at “all the beaches from Chatham to P’town!” Honestly, the more crowded the beaches are( especially during high season) the less chance of seeing seals but no matter how busy it is you are still bound to catch a glimpse or two of seals bobbing in the ocean waves( so fun to watch)! Chatham( near the lighthouse) has the most and if you go around five or six pm you are bound to see lots, in particular! Just stand up in parking lot, looking down and you will see them! Nauset Beach & Coast Guard Beach, at the National Seashore in Eastham had the most! They were swimming right beside my son surfing, not afraid at all. They seemed to come out in droves around five pm when each was more deserted but they were still there mid-day, too! We saw them at Marconi Station in Wellfleet ( lots), as well. We rented a house in Truro last yr in June and probably five or six were surfing in waves astone’s throw from our chairs!when my sisters and I went into the water( almost no one else there) the seals remained almost beside us! They were not afraid at all! We go out to Cape Cod several times a year for over 50 plus years now, all seasons and different times...we love the Cape so much!!!! If you go to Nauset or Coast Guard Beach in Eastham or Marconi Beach( definitely stop and see the “White Swamp” tucked to left of beach road if you go there! Amazing to see and “Marconi Station!” You will love the “WHITE CEDAR SWAMP”... boardwalk and everything!) P’town ( Race Point) had seals too but I recommend the other three heavily, first! You can observe them pretty much at all the beaches but as I said before Nauset and Coast Guard Beach in Eastham are the best beaches! Go to Chatham to just “observe them!” Enjoy!
Wet and Windy Wellfleet Weekend (Fall) (8 Replies)
Hi All - Posting a brief report about my recent long weekend in Wellfleet, maybe it will help future off-season travelers. We rented Hatch Cottage, a restored mid century cottage in the Cape Cod National Seashore that was derelict for a number of years after the Park Service took it over but was recently rehabbed back to its rustic mid century glory by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, The house sits on a dune overlooking the beach and has a beautiful view of the bay, Kicked off our...More
October 05, 2016|
Glad you salvaged the weekend! Thanks for posting.
First-time visitor - question on beach stickers/fees (5 Replies)
We are visiting Cape Cod for 3 days the week of July 19th, staying at The Tern Inn in West Harwich. We like to explore and would like to have the option of visiting a variety of beaches, but are confused by the beach sticker requirements. If you walk to a beach, such as one in Harwich, is a beach sticker required? Is it per family or per person? If per person, are beach stickers required for adults only? What about daily vs. weekly passes? It's likely that we'll only spend a day or...More
July 12, 2009|
But Kate, since you'll only be able to go to the beach for 3 days you will not be buying a beach sticker. It would not be cost effective as you will probably want to go to different beaches in different towns including the National Seashore beaches. The folks at the Tern Inn will advise you but just have some cash in your pocket when you arrive at whatever beach you want to visit. Also, for the National Seashore, keep the receipt and you can park at other Seashore beaches without paying a...More
Saint Louis, Missouri
Tues-Sat in June (8 Replies)
We are heading to Cape Cod and staying in Hyannis in June with 4 adults and 4 kids (ages 10 to 16) and I'm starting to put together an itinerary. Would love any feedback! Tuesday - we are driving from Boston and will probably just want to hang out in Hyannis to enjoy the home, but need a good place for dinner. Good seafood and wine are are the only requirements - casual to upscale works for our group. One thought was the Naked Oyster. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we want to explore....More
March 07, 2015|
To go to Baxters will cost you a fortune to eat on paper plates and serve yourself. You can't have kids on the waitress side. You would need to get your wine separately. Pain in the butt. Does the restaurant have to be seafood only or just have an option for seafood? Also, I would definitely make the trip to Provincetown. It's really like no where else.