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The Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts

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When we visited the beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, it ws a cold and windy day, so I plans of going whale watching didn't happen; but it is a beautiful seashore - wild and undeveloped and on a warmer day I'm sure a joy to walk along the strand.




The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), created on August 7th, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, encompasses 43,500 acres of ponds, woods and beachfront on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The CCNS includes nearly 40 miles (60 km) of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern edge of Cape Cod, in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans and Chatham. The CCNS is run by the National Park Service, with the dual goal of protecting precious, ecologically fragile land, while allowing the public to enjoy a unique resource.


Within the national park’s 27,000 acres (43,604, including the offshore land within its boundaries) lie six beaches, 11 nature trails, eight lighthouses, three bicycle trails, numerous picnic areas, scenic overlooks and historic sites. Many visitors come for the beaches with their towering dunes and pounding Atlantic surf.

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Taken on August 13, 2009