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Salt Pond Visitor Center

The Salt Pond Visitor Center is the place to start exploring the National Seashore – and it has a great view to boot. Here you'll find exhibits and short films on the Cape's ecology, history and ever-changing landsc…
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Coast Guard Beach

All roads lead to the National Seashore's Coast Guard Beach. The main road from the Salt Pond Visitor Center deposits you here, as do cycling and hiking trails. And it's for good reason: this grand beach, backed by …
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Nauset Light Beach

Cliff-backed Nauset Light Beach, north of Coast Guard Beach, is also the stuff of dreams. It's broad and sandy and its features and facilities are similar to Coast Guard Beach, but there's a large parking lot right …
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Nauset Light

Nauset Light is a picturesque red-and-white lighthouse guarding the shoreline at the Nauset Light Beach. Look familiar? You may have seen it on all the Cape Cod potato-chip packets!It's open to the public for free t…
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First Encounter Beach

First Encounter Beach, where Samoset Rd meets Cape Cod Bay, is a fine place to watch the sunset. With its vast tidal flats and kid-friendly, calm, shallow waters, it offers a night-and-day contrast to the National S…
Viewpoint in Eastham

Fort Hill

Don't miss the commanding view of expansive Nauset Marsh from Fort Hill. It's a favorite place to be at dawn, but the view is memorable any time of the day. And bring your walking shoes for the 2-mile Fort Hill Trai…
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Captain Penniman House

Near Fort Hill sits the striking Captain Penniman House, an 1868 sea captain’s house topped with mansard roof and an octagonal cupola overlooking both bay and sea. It's fronted by an awesome whale-jawbone gate. Ask …
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Three Sisters Lighthouses

While visiting Nauset Light Beach, don't miss this curious trio of 19th-century lighthouses – they were saved from an eroding sea cliff and moved to a wooded clearing just five minutes' walk up Cable Rd from Nauset …
Landmark in Eastham

Eastham Windmill

Eastham’s landmark windmill is the oldest structure in town, although it was actually built in Plymouth (MA) in 1680. It sits in a pretty park by the side of US 6.
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Schoolhouse Museum

The kid-friendly Schoolhouse Museum, across from the Salt Pond Visitor Center, is housed in a sweet, one-room schoolhouse dating from 1869. It features a small exhibit on writer and naturalist Henry Beston's year in…