Cape Cod National Seashore’s 50th Anniversary

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Last April I wrote about the National Seashore, a treasure that is just down the road from the Inn, but it is worthy of another mention as a milestone in its history approaches. Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, this year marks its 50th anniversary. If you want to see the beauty of nature in a pristine environment, then a trip to one of the National Seashore beaches is a must. All have paved parking, showers, rest rooms, changing rooms, and lifeguards seasonally. Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and Herring Cove in Provincetown, are handicapped accessible and have wheelchairs capable of traveling over sand. Choose any of the following beaches, but be forewarned, on a hot an steamy Cape Cod summer day the parking lots of most beaches fill up quickly.

  • Coast Guard Beach, Eastham.
  • Nauset Light Beach, Eastham.
  • Marconi Beach, Wellfleet.
  • Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro.
  • Race Point Beach, Provincetown.
  • Herring Cove Beaches, Provincetown.

Recently, Chronicle, the Boston Channel’s nightly news magazine, featured the National Seashore in honor of its 50th birthday celebration. Do yourself a favor and take 6 minutes of your time to see this amazing footage and learn a bit about its history.