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Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod

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Beach Wildlife Area
Enjoy the pristine landscape and tranquil beaches of Cape Cod National Seashore, where you can observe the ocean from the lighthouse or the sandy dunes. Many visitors to the area come for the chance to see whales in their natural habitat, while groups of seals frolick just off shore most of the time. Ride along the well-kept bike paths, take a walk on many hiking trails along the seashore, or swim in the clear, calm water. The park complex contains an info booth with knowledgeable and friendly staff, a gift store, and an observation deck overlooking the sea. You can also pop into the old harbor museum for information on local history. Plan to visit Cape Cod National Seashore and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Wellfleet attractions using our Wellfleet vacation trip planner.
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  • Amazing time in Cape cod !!! Was the first time we went and we definitely going back !! Water is pretty cold but its beautiful!! Lighthouse around a lot !! If you want to go to nauset beach ( where is...  more »
  • Great National Park. We just love the National Park System. Where else can you go to see so much for so little? Salt Pond Visitor Center is very informative with a small museum, short movie on the his...  more »
  • The Seashore nature park consists of six beaches, which you must do in the car, because they cover the whole coast. The Pass of €20 applies to all 6 beaches. Discreet, very wide beaches, sea in August I do not think you should sight cetaceans. Still a Must from Boston, anchecse to Province Town it takes three hours.
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  • The sea shore was an excellent stop on the CCRT (Cape Cod Rail Trail) and it was free admission for bikes. Once there, the facilities were clean and orderly and the people were nice. There is a well crafted stair case leading to the beach with Sharpe scribbled depending and according instruction written on the posts. The beach is okay, it you like the ocean side of the Cape.
  • Went there the week before Memorial Day. Got to one of the beaches at 6 am. Free of charge during off season. Nobody else was around. Parking lot was empty. I watched the Atlantic Ocean alone -- 180' right in front of me. It was great.
  • Such great programs put on by the Salt Pond visitor center! Make sure to check out their calendar! Beautiful beaches! Great tour of the Nauset Light House! Great information on the local wildlife! Movie about the creation and changing of the Cape Cod landscape!
  • So beautiful. White sands with rolling waves. Beautiful vistas from the bluffs. Lighthouse's with fantastic history. This is a must see if visiting cape cod.
  • Sublimely beautiful. Don't just go for the highly ranked beaches. Check out the areas of the National seashore inland from the water. Hike in the White Cedar Swamp or at Fort Hill. Check out the visitor center. Ride your bike along several miles of bike path. Definitely visit off season if you have the chance.

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