When travelers envision the perfect beach getaway, the first place that usually comes to mind is usually somewhere in Florida or maybe even the Caribbean. Most wouldn’t think of the northeast, but believe it or not, there are some beach gems located there. For example, Cape Cod National Seashore located in Massachusetts, which was founded by President John F. Kennedy on August 7, 1961.

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The seashore consists of 43,607 acres of woods, ponds and scenic beachfront located on the Atlantic coast. The Cape Cod National Seashore is a top choice destination for all travelers. Whether family travel or just looking to get away with your significant other, this is the most ideal destination for any occasion. When it comes to the activities available to guests at the seashore, the options are endless.

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Ask anyone who has been to the shore what their favorite activities are and chances are you will likely hear swimming, hiking on one of the trails, taking pictures of the sunset, surfing, observing the wildlife, bike riding, participating in a ranger-guided canoe trip, exploring a whaling captain’s house, munching on wild cranberries, and climbing a lighthouse, among many other thing. There’s much more adventure that awaits you, though!


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When it comes to planning your trip to Cape Cod National Seashore, the options are endless for where to eat and sleep on property. Within the boundaries of the property, visitors are welcomed to stay at the Nauset Knoll Motor Lodge, or the 5 cottages reserved to be leased as vacation rentals. However, if you’re unable to stay on property, there are more then enough lodging options location around the seashore.

If you’re looking for camping grounds, the Nickerson State Park is located nearby. Unfortunately, Cape Cod National Seashore does not operate any grounds for camping.

For more information about camping, please call (508) 896-3491.


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What is next to being as important as sleeping? Eating, of course, and there are several spots to grab a bite on property. For example, there is a designated food concession, the Herring Cove Snack Bar, and is a classic, vintage beach food concession facility which offers lunch at the beach. For more dining options, there are several restaurants located outside of the property.

Regardless of when you travel to Cape Cod National Seashore, you’re bound to have the time of your life – it’s guaranteed!

Have you ever been to the seashore? Tell us about your experience in the comments!