Coast Guard Beach

2 Ocean View Dr, Eastham, MA 02642
The sun goes down on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Cape Cod.

One of two National Seashore beaches in Eastham, Coast Guard Beach is a popular spot for swimming, walking and hiking through the marsh trails. Featuring cool water and open views of the Atlantic, keep an eye out for seals and an occasional shark. The small parking area at the beach is closed to visitors in-season, but a large lot just down the road offers convenient shuttle service. You’ll have to pay admission whether you’re parking or on foot, so consider buying a season pass which is good at all 6 National Seashore beaches on the Cape.

Parking: 400+ spaces in off-site lot accessible via shuttle

  • Daily (Car) $25
  • Daily (Foot/Bike) $15
  • Season $60 (Valid for all 6 National Seashore beaches)

Cape Cod National Seashore beaches require a fee or season pass from late June through Labor Day. From Labor day through mid September, a fee or season pass is only required on weekends and holidays at select beaches. The season pass can be used at Coast Guard Beach (Eastham), Nauset Light Beach (Eastham), Marconi Beach (Wellfleet), Head of the Meadow Beach (Truro), Race Point (Provincetown) and Herring Cove (Provincetown).

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Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs not allowed in lifeguard protected areas during the summer (passing through is OK). Additional temporary bans on pets are occasionally put in place to protect nesting birds. Check posted signage.
Heavy crowds
Cool salt water