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Address: Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
Phone Number: 508-349-3785
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the...

The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.

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Endless beach

This was a very pretty place and we walked for a couple of hours, we saw many seals along the way and even came upon a large group of seals, about 25 or so, it was hard to count... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Laurie E
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Clark Mills, New York
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Clark Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very pretty place and we walked for a couple of hours, we saw many seals along the way and even came upon a large group of seals, about 25 or so, it was hard to count them all as they diving under the surface a lot. The dunes were beautiful and were all of the rocks and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see and learn about early communication and the efforts of Marconi. I try to imagine how challenging it was, and his perseverance to accomplish his goals. Lessons we can learn from. And now you can see what nature has done to such a site as life goes on. While there enjoy the views and the beach too.

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Thank RecreationV
Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting model of the Marconi Station as it was first set up 90? years ago. Also. when looking down towards the ocean, there are many seals sunning themselves or swimming near the shore. Sometimes, a shark appears and they scramble to the sand.

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Thank Martin W
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

There's not much here except a few trails and a couple of viewing stations, and the vast expanse of sand and sea stretching eastward to Europe and Africa, but the view from 170 feet above the surf is spectacular and sublime. Visit for 10 minutes and remember it forever.

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Thank FoodiePilgrim
Prospect, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This trip to the cape we made it a point to drive around and explore. The pro of doing this off season is fewer people, the con is not everything is open. While driving up Rt 6 we saw the sign for Marconi Station and spontaneously made the turn. Not yet open for the season we were still able to... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Marconi Station is not only a historic site but a beautiful place that is part of the National Seashore on Cape Cod. It is a place that has the mark of nature - ocean, storms, seasons. If you are on the Cape this is a place worth a visit.

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Thank Lynn K
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went for the view of the ocean, but it was very windy and the sand was blowing. We took the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail and it was worth the trip, a mile long path to a white cedar tree swamp. Quiet, peaceful and just a great walk in the woods if you like this type of vacation.

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Thank Bill1944
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited this area at the suggestion of a friend. It was such a lovely view and it was interesting to learn the history attached to it. There is a platform above the Marconi station site so you have a great view southward to Eastham, and northward to Truro. It was breezy (even in July), but a beautiful day nonetheless.

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Thank Peggy M
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The actual building has been washed away but the view is very pretty and there's a nice beach to walk on.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

There are great bike trails and hiking trails all around this area. It is relatively flat and visually beautiful. One can also stop over at the beach. The visitors center is also well worth a stop.

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