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Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod

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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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  • There are two visitor centers: one just past Easton, the other near Provincetown. Eastham was the more informative and the rangers were incredibly helpful. There are a variety of walks, of various len...  more »
  • Lots to do at the Cape Cod National Seashore. If you are headed out from the mid Cape area, the first stop should be the visitors center in Eastham, as they are exceptionally helpful and can point out...  more »
  • Every time I visit a beautiful park like this I am grateful that people before us had the foresight and fortitude to protect and support our natural treasures. Cape Cod National Seashore has miles of ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of my favorite hikes in the area. We usually go up to the viewing platform to take in the 360 degree panorama of the outer cape, then venture down into the White Cedar Swamp for a quick 1.25 mile hike. The boardwalk is fantastic, though it can be a bit buggy in the summer, so bring some insect repellent.
  • It was a relatively nice beach, very clean. You have to pay $20 for a day pass though which I think is outrageous, but it makes sense if you have like 5 people in your car. It was pretty.
  • They said this is National Seashore Headquarter but before going to this place make sure you visit 'Visitors Centre' and Museum of National Seahorse Park at Salt Pond, Eastham. That is on route 6 quite visible and seams that is Headquarter and not this, because Ranger there told us that beach near to this place is closed. But there are beaches, trails and light house from that visitors center, so we decided to go to trail and beach from that place only. That seams newly constructed and had big parking lot.
  • Perfect ocean beach. It was more kid friendly during low tide with the sandunes but still great overall.