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Marconi Beach, Cape Cod

Wellfleet, MA

41.8914352° N, -69.961722° W

Where: Marconi Beach Rd, Wellfleet View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

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Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming, Walking


This breathtaking beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Well known for its steep cliff behind the beach, it is a good beach for swimming. The beach is easily accessed from a parking lot($15 daily parking fee).


2 rated reviews | 27 total reviews

Torrington, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2019


Wide, Sandy beach, large dunes. The ocean has good waves for surfing, you can walk for miles

2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2018


The water was warm with great waves and deep shades of blue green colors. Lots of seals and we even saw a whale breaching off the shore! Spectacular panoramic views from the parking lot where there is a big beach house and changing stations without roofs. Huge orange, full moon rising over the horizon. Always love that feeling of being outside. Be prepared for the hike up and down the long staircases.

Bethany, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2011


We like to go to the National seashore with the dogs in the early evening. Its not blazing hot, there's no fee and it's way less crowded. Seal watching is a big hit too!

Kaukauna, WI
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018

Love this beach!

Absolutely our family's favorite beach. Beautiful views, great for boarding, and lots of seal sightings. Great sand and so peaceful, even during peak times there is plenty of room where you can spread out down the beach in peace.

Rochester, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2017


Spectacular Views, soft sand. Perfect for an afternoon in the waves. Plus seals play right off shore.

Kaukauna, WI
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018


Awesome beach for beautiful sand and big Atlantic ocean waves.

2 reviews
Member since: May 2014


Large Beach, super soft sand, great for wave boarding/surfing, great for biking there, TONS of lifeguards, a really nice family beach.

East Haven, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2007


Marconi beach had a dog friendly area! beautiful dunes, big waves for body surfing and saw seals during our stay!

United States
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2017


The beach was well-maintained, there was plenty of parking, and the waves were not too big [Although there were surfers having success a little further down the beach.] As seems common to the ocean beaches in this part of the cape, there are many stairs between the parking lot and the beach.

4 reviews
Member since: Jan 2016


Everyone enjoyed the waves and beauty of this beach. It helped that it was only a 5 to 10 minute drive (great for kids) Wellfleet Vacation Rental ID 5392

Pompton Plains, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2016


Easy car access without the need to shuttle and the beach was great with good waves and no or little rocks.

Waterbury, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2016


Tons of parking even when all other Seashore lots are full.

Greenwich, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2016


At the time of year we went it was an endless beach of peace and quiet!

Bridgewater, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2015


Loved the dunes and unspoiled geography - reminds me of Scotland.

Rumney, NH
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2012


This National Seashore beach (Marconi) is long, with lots of soft sand, lifeguards, surf, room to walk the beach, and tons of parking. The Federal Gov't does charge for parking. HINT: If you are 62 or older, get a LIFETIME pass, good at all National Parks, National Forests, National Campgrounds, for only $10. A one day parking fee is normally $20. What a deal!!

Malden, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014


Marconi Beach has a raw, unspoiled coastline - just ocean and dunes. My family and I have been coming to this beach for over 20 years, and it never ceases to take my breath away.

Rutherford, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2014


Lots of parking. Easy to get to. Clean bathrooms were close. The water was clean and cold.

Milton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2008


The waves at Marconi are incredible. Plan your trip around the tides. It's best at low tide when are great sand bars and tide pools.

Weston, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


Great at low tide--long low waves for older kids and grown ups to boogie board, body surf or surf and large shallow trench for little ones to play in.

Asheville, NC
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2014


Saw seals in ocean. Great place to see the sunrise!

Chelmsford, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2014


I loved the cliff & the great expanse of sea!!!

Mansfield, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2010


Especially at low tide. Marconi with its long low tide shelf is better for those who enjoy long walks. The stairs to the beach are better maintained and sectioned with more rest areas for the up & down. The bathroom, shower and changing facilities are the best on the cape in my opinion. We went in Sept; it is probably a lot more crowded on prime summer days. For best results note the moon and the tides.

Vienna, VA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2013


Beautiful beach and dune cliffs, has changing facilities and bathrooms/showers. Saw lots of seals offshore.

Wethersfield, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2013


Dunes were great to see! Waves were really good for body surfing, sandy bottom. People were friendly. National Seashore. We drove there twice.

Stoneham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2013


beautiful beach, great waves, clean water

Clinton, NY
4 reviews
Member since: Jul 2008


Just as popular as the rest, but less rocky.

New City, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013


We love how breathtaking the beach is as you walk down the stairs and see the 200 ft dunes. The beach is never that crowded and going into the water is a pleasure.