Miles of Paradise

Cape Cod National Seashore


Step into the serenity of the Outer Cape. Listen to the crashing waves and be at one with Mother Nature.

Cape Cod National Seashore Information

Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore can explore Henry David Thoreau's famous route as he traced the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts.

Explore all 40 miles of Cape Cod National Seashore during your trip to the coast.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” — Henry David Thoreau 

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Park Information

Located on the outer portion of the Cape Cod peninsula, which extends 60 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod National Seashore has long inspired wonder among those who value nature. From the striking heights of the coastal bluffs to the serenity of a forested pond, it’s easy to understand why so many become enamored with the natural beauty of this place. 

With 40 miles of pristine beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands, visitors can enjoy swimming, walking, biking, and many more outdoor activities. For the more experienced naturalist, the coast, wetlands, and woods offer a variety of ecosystems to explore. The lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod’s past and its legacy in the modern age. 

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