Are Cape Cod beaches open to the public?
Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches and parking lots open 6 a.m. to midnight year round.
Which Cape Cod beaches are closed?
Five Cape Cod beaches closed Thursday morning after multiple shark sightings. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Sharktivity app reported shark sightings at Coast Guard Beach and Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro, Cahoon Hollow Beach and White Crest Beach in Wellfleet and Nauset Public Beach in Orleans.
Are Eastham beaches open?
Yes! Eastham’s Town beaches are open , from sunrise to midnight. A parking permit, which is valid at all these beaches , is needed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting June 20 through September 6. Walkers and bikers do not need a permit.
Are beaches free in Cape Cod?
Most Cape Cod beaches have no admission fee. You can walk in or bike in at no charge – even in the summer months. You’ll only have to pay if you want to park your vehicle in the lot.
Can you swim in the ocean in Cape Cod?
The waters around Cape Cod are not places where you can swim or surf without a fear of sharks. Leslie Reynolds is Chief Ranger for the Cape Cod National Seashore and manages the emergency and lifesaving services for the park.
Which side of Cape Cod has warmer water?
Even when the Cape is experiencing some of its hottest weather in the summer, the water temperature at beaches like Coast Guard Beach in Eastham can often be in the 50s. If warmer water is what your after, the south -facing beaches along Nantucket Sound are much warmer.
Is Cape Cod a safe place to live?
What are the safest towns in Cape Cod ? According to the FBI, the safest towns in the area are Sandwich, Brewster, Bourne, Harwich, and Mashpee. Not only is Sandwich the safest town but also the oldest in Cape Cod being incorporated in 1639. The overall crime rate in this town is 1.11%.
Are Wellfleet beaches open?
The first Outer Cape town to limit beach access. WELLFLEET — Summertime is coming but the living is far from easy. The ocean beaches at Lecount Hollow and Newcomb Hollow are open only to residents and taxpayers or three-day, one-week, or two-week sticker holders.
Is scusset beach open?
Visiting hours : 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Visitors must pay the daily parking or visitor fee.
Is Nauset Beach part of the national seashore?
The six national seashore beaches where fees are collected are: Coast Guard and Nauset Light in Eastham, Marconi in Wellfleet, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Race Point and Herring Cove in Provincetown.
Are Falmouth beaches open?
Beach Hours The gates at all beaches , except Menauhant Beach (East) and Megansett, are locked at 10 p.m. Those 2 beaches are open 24 hours. No dogs are allowed on the public beaches from May 1 through October 1.
Is the National Seashore closed?
Cape Cod National Seashore is open year-round. From November through April, some visitor facilities are closed . Alerts and other closures may occur, so plan ahead and visit the Current Park Conditions page for the most up-to-date information on facilities, restrooms, beaches, pet regulations, and more.
What is the nicest beach in Cape Cod?
Cape Cod Top 10: Best beaches Race Point Beach , Provincetown. Cape Cod Times/Steve Heaslip. Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. Cape Cod Times/Steve Heaslip. Hardings Beach , Chatham. Cape Cod Times/Merrily Cassidy. Nauset Beach , Orleans. Old Silver Beach , Falmouth. Cahoon Hollow Beach , Wellfleet. Longnook Beach , Truro. Red River Beach , Harwich.
What is the best time of year to visit Cape Cod?
The best time to visit Cape Cod is May, June, September or October. These shoulder months usher in pleasant temperatures for outdoor pursuits, fewer crowds than the busy summer season and reasonable room rates.
Can you drink alcohol on Cape Cod beaches?
The Cape Cod Times reports that fines are going up for having alcohol at a town beach . Violators will now pay $100 instead of $50 for a first offense, and $300 for a second. There are already signs around town beaches notifying the public about the alcohol ban.