How to Explore the Cape Cod National Seashore

The beach, the coast, the shore, oceanfront, the seashore, the strand, we at Chatham Gables Inn have all heard these names before. They are all used to describe the wonderful place where the ocean meets the land. Here in Cape Cod, we are known for some amazing beaches and area top spot for many guests. However, there are only a few times in our life where we can go to such an iconic beach. We in Cape Cod are fortunate enough to have the Cape Cod National Seashore so close. When the weather is nice, we love telling our guests about this amazing place. You’re going to love the Cape Cod National Seashore.

The national seashore is just one of many great things to do near Chatham! Be sure to download the free Vacation Guide from Chatham Gables Inn to make the most of your time here!

Long Walks on the Cape Cod National Seashore

The first thing you need to know about the Cape Cod National Seashore is the location. It is located in Wellfleet, which is an easy 30-minute drive from us in Chatham. Once you get there, you will be pleased that you chose to spend some of your time at the Cape Cod National Seashore. The hours for the parking lots at the Cape Cod National Seashore are open from 6 am to midnight, every day. So you can see that it would be an easily doable trip at any point during the day. The Cape Cod National Seashore does have swimming beaches that have lifeguards from late June to the last week in August. There are a few fees at the Cape Cod National Seashore. When you decide to go to the beach during the lifeguard season, there will be a fee to get in. There are also some interpretive programs that have fees as well. If you plan on visiting the Cape Cod National Seashore a lot, then look into getting a pass.

Trails Near the Shore

As we mentioned before, you can go to the beach and enjoy an afternoon there. However, if you like to be more active, then the best thing to do at the Cape Cod National Seashore is to hit one of their many trails. These will take you all around and you will get to see some amazing things. Use your smartphone and check out their self-guided tour which will allow you to learn all about the places you are exploring. You can also go for an amazing bike ride. Biking is a very popular pastime at the Cape Cod National Seashore. Be sure to check out their page for all the information you could need for biking trails. Looking to learn all you can about the Cape Cod National Seashore? Check out the ranger guided activities! They know so much about the Cape Cod National Seashore and love to impart that wisdom on to you. Check out their calendar for more information!

Before you head out to the Cape Cod National Seashore, be sure to check out their information about things to know before you go. There you will find all sorts of great advice from safety to pets, weather, and more.

The Perfect Cape Cod Vacation Activity

When it comes to the shore, nothing beats the Cape Cod National Seashore! This gem is one of the many reasons why so many people love to come to Cape Cod on vacation. When you do decide to come, we hope that you will consider coming to stay with us at Chatham Gables Inn. We are conveniently located in Chatham which not only has fun activities but also is a great neutral location for the rest of the cape. Inside our inn, you will be delighted with impeccable service, comfortable rooms, and a delicious breakfast served fresh each morning. Contact us today and start planning your trip to Cape Cod. Want to find out more about Cape Cod’s amazing activities? Request your Vacation Guide today!