First designated as protected by the United States government in 1961, the sprawling, 43,604-acre (18,000-hectare) Cape Cod N... More
Cape Cod National Seashore
First designated as protected by the United States government in 1961, the sprawling, 43,604-acre (18,000-hectare) Cape Cod National Seashore offers stunning vistas and a glimpse into the natural and cultural history of the area. The park boasts six swimming beaches, but also nature trails, picnic areas, freshwater ponds, historic lighthouses and Cape Cod-style residences. The seashore makes a great day trip, but for those who would like to stay longer there are several resorts, hotels and motels nearby, but not along the shore.
The National Seashore from Chatham to Provincetown offers a variety of undeveloped landscapes from barrier beaches, upland fields with spectacular views,freshwater ponds, pine foresests, marsh, maple swamps, cedar swamps, dunes and miles and miles of pristine beaches. Additionally there are historic and cultural attractions like the Captain Penniman House at Fort Hill in Estham, the Cranberry bog in Truro, the Life Saving Station in P-town and the Marconi site in Wellfleet.We have always found it to be clean and although the traffic on Route 6 can be very busy in July and August when the schools are on vacation, the other months of the year there is not much traffic at all. We prefer to stay in a small, elegant historic bed and breakfast on Fort Hill but there are many motels and inns on the highway for those who are just looking for a place to sleep.
I loved the cape, from low tide shell hunts, to a clam roll at Arnold's Clam Bar. I have spent 17 summers here and can't wait till the next time. Till then the salt air stays a sweet memory. THE BEST!!
From Race Point to the north to Nauset beach in the south, these are the nicest, cleanest, and most spectacular beaches in the northeast. I've seen them all - Florida, Carolinas, Jersey, Hamptons, which are all warmer, but not as beautiful. check out Dr. Beach's ratings
One of the biggest problem in Cape cod is the trash. Everywhere you can go have a trash problem. There are not enough trash cans and nobody clean them. If you find them somewhere it would be always full. People throw their trash on the street and at the beach. Unfortunatelly, very dirty place.