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Marconi Beach

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Ultimate Self-Driving Tour of Cape Cod and Provincetown
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Ultimate Self-Driving Tour of Cape Cod and Provincetown

Explore all that Cape Cod has to offer with this self-guided driving tour, from quintessential lighthouses to sandy beaches! As you drive, discover the Cape’s seafaring traditions, Pilgrim history, and miles of beautiful beaches. From Barnstable to Provincetown, visit Nauset Lighthouse (the unofficial Cape icon), First Encounter Beach (which the Pilgrims explored), Marconi Station (a must-do), and more! <br><br>This self-guided tour is a flexible and affordable way to see all of the scenic Cape Cod!<br><br>Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!<br><br>Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter password &amp; download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Cape Cod Visitor Center, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.<br><br>Note: The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!<br><br>This is not an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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Shnoogie wrote a review Oct 2020
195 contributions43 helpful votes
Marconi Beach is a wonderful place to take in the sun, listen to the waves, watch the seals or just relax! The parking area is large and free with your entrance fee paid as you enter the park. The lot needs to be since it will attract a nice size crowd in the summer. There are clean restrooms and large changing rooms for use. There are ample signs providing warnings regarding COVID, sharks, restrictions on dunes, etc. before you get to the stairs. A large set of stairs greets you at the beach so be prepared to descend/climb them. Once on the beach, the sand is soft and you will find people sprawling to the left and right of the stairs. There is room for everyone although you will find that it does get crowded during the summer. If you head to the right after descending the stairs there is an area where you can take your dog. It is about 100 meters down the beach and is marked that pets are welcome beyond this point. You will find others playing frisbee or hanging out with their four legged friends. I have found that there are often less people down this way. The waves are larger here than many places on the Cape and there are some rocky areas so keep that in mind when the waves are crashing. At certain times of day, stones will be tossed about your ankles! But the beautiful crashing sound the waves make, and the sound of the small stones rolling in and out as the waves crash in is mesmerizing and makes it all worthwhile. The water is typically pretty cold but is great for cooling off on a hot summer day. You will likely see plenty of seals as often the pop up just beyond where the waves are crashing. Due to the slope at Marconi beach, they may pop up just 15-20 feet from shore or closer if you are in taking a dip. The dunes are high and offer nice backdrop for photos. They give a good perspective of the power of nature and are truly a sight to behold. Lifeguard stations dot the shore and are typically occupied during daylight hours of the summer months with some very nice lifeguards. The beach is quite nice and is a fantastic part of the National Seashore. Being that it is there National Seashore people tend to have an investment in keeping it clean and cared for so I have found less litter and debris left behind by beach goers. The offseason proves this is a gem with far fewer people on the beach. It is a wonderful place to stroll or clear ones mind from the day to day stresses while hearing the sound of the waves. Besides the beach, there are a couple there nice parts about this entrance of the National Park. Upon entering there is a left hand turn that will take you to a ranger station and beyond that, Marconi Station. This is where the beach's namesake make the first transAtlantic radio transmission. Pretty cool! There is hiking, a restroom, picnic tables and a great lookout in this area as well. Definitely a fun time. Make a day of it and head to Marconi Beach next time you are on the Cape!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Travis P wrote a review Sep 2020
Boston, Massachusetts86 contributions26 helpful votes
Visited here in late September, when it was less crowded. Wonderful beach and water. Soft sand. Saw seals! Loved looking at the dunes.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Hexy wrote a review Sep 2020
Gloucester, Massachusetts1,077 contributions612 helpful votes
We were here in on an afternoon in Mid-September, so there was plenty of free parking and no crowds. The walk through the dunes with all their typical vegetation was really wonderful and easy to manage. There was a look-out with information boards on Guglielmo Marconi as well as on the flora & fauna of the dunes. The Atlantic view from above was stunning and we spotted seals in the water. Loved it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carol T wrote a review Sep 2020
377 contributions98 helpful votes
We went here on a windy, cloudy day. The parking lot is large. It is a beautiful beach, 46 steps to get down to it. We watched the seals play in the high waves.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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aahsan wrote a review Aug 2020
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Beautiful beach with high sand dunes. You will have to walk down a flight of stairs to get to beach from Parking lot. Unlike Coast Guard beach , you dont have to get in the national park shuttle from parking lot to get to the beach. There is plenty of parking space. There are nice trails around with nice views.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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