Things To Do
Coast Guard Beach
During the summer, this very famous beach is jam-packed with swimmers and sunbathers. Bike riding is also popular as is hiking and watching such birds as plovers and terns. In the winter, keep an eye out for harbor seals.
Nauset Light Beach
This expansive beach with powdery sand is more than just a great place to cool off during July and August. You can enjoy incredible views from the cliffs above and take a tour of the renowned Three Sisters Lighthouses.
Fort Hill Area
Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the Fort Hill Area covers 100 acres. Highlights include the Edward Penniman House & Barn and Fort Hill Trail, which offers great looks at Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic Ocean.
Doane Rock Picnic Area
Enjoy a picnic lunch while taking in Cape Cod’s largest boulder. Located between Coast Guard Beach and Salt Pond Visitor Center, the 18-foot-high rock was named for an original Eastham, MA settler, Deacon John Doane.
Salt Pond Visitor Center
The main visitor facility at Cape Cod National Seashore is home to a bookstore, museum, and theater that shows short films daily. You’ll also have easy access to the 1.5-mile Nauset Marsh Trail and .25-mile Buttonbush Trail.