Enjoy one of the most valued jewels in the crown of Cape Cod's landscape. The National
Seashore, a 43,500-acre tract of land and coastline, extends throughout the Outer
Cape and into much of the Lower Cape.
Currently run by the National Park Service, the
Cape Cod National Seashore
was created in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy,
whose love of the Cape is legendary. Referring to the Outer Beach in the mid-1800's,
Henry David Thoreau wrote, "A man may stand there and put all America behind him."
In addition to its stunning natural beauty, the National Seashore encompasses a
wealth of ecological and historical value.