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Coast Guard Beach

In 1961, the Cape Cod National Seashore was designated a national park. Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts is one of six designated beaches in the park. Because of this designation, there's serenity at Coast Guard Beach (and other National Seashore beaches) that you don't find at other Massachusetts beaches. Yankee Magazine named Coast Guard Beach as having one of the best sand beaches in New England.

Coast Guard Beach has great waves and boogie boarders love it. Because of its national park status, there are numerous activities for beach lovers. Swimming, tanning, and walking at Coast Guard Beach are particularly good.

Shorebirds in the area are drawn to this beach. Seals sometimes can be found in the area.

Ocean Park Inn and Captains Quarters Motel in Eastham are both good choices to places to stay when visiting Coast Guard Beach. Off road driving on the beach is allowed once a permit has been acquired from the town.

Thousands of people flock to Coast Guard Beach every summer. Locals often frequent the beach off-season. For swimmers, the summer is the best time for a visit. But there is also something appealing about a winter visit to the beach. The solitude is spiritually uplifting.