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Rugged beach on the North Atlantic

Waves, dunes, the Atlantic. A real contrast to Cape Cod Bay with its calm water, marshes and ponds... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
linda m
San Francisco, California
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Nice view of ocean and sand area.

Due to shark issues, swimming is at your own risk. Best to stay near shore. Also, if you see seals... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Martin W
Burlington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was good, great fried chicken, but it was ruined by the attitude of the staff. Something is wrong here. Very negative energy and treatment. I felt I was an inconvenience to them. Order food to go!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Waves, dunes, the Atlantic. A real contrast to Cape Cod Bay with its calm water, marshes and ponds. Isolated beaches with long stretches beautiful sand and few people. All part of the landscape.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Due to shark issues, swimming is at your own risk. Best to stay near shore. Also, if you see seals, stay away from them as they are wild and not friendly to humans. Do not swim anywhere near the seals!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Marconi Beach is not just a beautiful beach on the National Seashore, but it's an historic one -- site of Marconi's telegraph installation.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed September 6, 2018

A great beach, plenty of room if you head left of right a bit. It was nice to sit on the beach and watch the seals swim by.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Wellfleet has an abundance of gorgeous beaches and this is one of the several winners. It's easy in this town to go to a beach and feel totally removed from crowds. For most Wellfleet beaches its advisable to go into the water wearing water shoes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Ok, when you go to the beach you expect some flies, right? There must’ve been a couple hundred on our cooler bag, tote bag, chairs and towels. We wanted to spend the day there. It was so beautiful and the seals were so close to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Our family loved the beach and the space! Convenient parking, beautiful views, pet friendly. However, the flies were biting us every time we sat down, as were the bees stinging. If we were in the water they left us alone. It was just a downer...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 92hillarye
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Great to stand on the spot where the first transcontinental message was send. Beautiful beach as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mcneil569
Reviewed August 20, 2018

marconi is the perfect place to spend a day at the beach. come to surf and swim in the vibrant Atlantic, or just to watch the seals and listen to the sound of the waves, its' the perfect escape from the daily grind.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Donna H
August 29, 2018|
Response from GardeningMom42 | Reviewed this property |
Are you asking about flies? Usually flies along the beach have to do with the direction of the breeze no matter where you are on the coast. A land breeze brings the biting insects and a sea breeze keeps them away.
August 14, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
there is a building with running water
Daniel K
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Yes, there is.
Travel Forum Posts
Miami Beach, Florida
Outer Cape Bike Shuttle (3 Replies)
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority runs a bike shuttle from Provincetown to Marconi Beach until September 1. Map of the route and schedule can be found at capecodtransit.org. I am not sure if it is a new service or not, I did not notice the shuttle vehicle last years.
July 22, 2013|
Response fromMiamiMimi|
Howlandowl, thanks for providing the correct website. Do you know if this is a new service initiated this year? I do not recall seeing any of these vehicles last year, but remember that the regular Provincetown Shuttle as well as the Flex could carry two bikes and spots could be hotly contested at times.
Upstate NY
Marconi Beach (3 Replies)
I read in another post about the recent storm and the beach erosion that occurred on the National Seashore beaches. We are heading to the Cape tomorrow for a week in Eastham and one of our favorite beaches is Marconi (it's nice for our small children, ages 2 and 5). Given the reshaping of the beach a few weeks ago, would you recommend we skip Marconi and try another beach? Would Race Point be a better alternative? Thanks, Brenda
July 10, 2009|
Response fromyellowbird|
The ocean beaches are too cold and energetic for small children to swim in IMO. You might check the tides, go a mid-tide to low tide, and have a day of building sand castles and playing at the edge of the low tide water with supervision. In that case any ocean beach will work. Since Eastham has wonderful Bay beaches, that are better suited to young family needs, you might want to consider spending most of your time on the bay side. The water is warmer, gentler but still fun for your 5 year...More
South Chatham, MA
Marconi Beach closed due to damage to stairs (4 Replies)
Saw update on FB this morning about the beach being closed until further notice due to the fancy new stairs installed this spring being undermined and now further damage from Tuesday night. Don't have links easily available on this iPad but look on Capecod.com, ok?
September 12, 2018|
Response fromCapeCodCharlie|
What happened on Tuesday night?