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Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
At Coast Guard Beach, watch shorebirds such as plovers and terns nesting in mudflats during the warmer months, and spot harbor seals in the winter. From the sandy strand, walk down the pathway and cross the bicycle trail bridge to get to the salt marsh. In the mating season at low tide, observe the seals "hauling out" onto the marsh. Ask a park ranger to tell you more about their mating habits. Amenities include limited parking, seasonal restrooms, and a wheelchair-accessible ramp. Plan your Coast Guard Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Eastham using our Eastham travel itinerary maker.
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  • This beach is best visited in the fall. There is limited parking and one must use a shuttle bus in the summer. However, in the fall the crowds are gone and there is ample parking. Coast Guard offers t...  more »
  • This beach is just gorgeous, even in the fall. Seals were playing in the water. Could easily bike to the beach , even though there's a large parking area. Bathroom facilities are clean but only open d...  more »
  • Easily accessible by bike. Parking is probably more difficult in season. We went in Oct. and basically had the beach to ourselves. We even saw whales!