Marconi Beach

Marconi Beach Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Beachgoers line the shore at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, Cape Cod.

Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the entire Cape. The views from the top of the dunes are truly spectacular. The elevated overlook was one of the reasons Guglielmo Marconi chose the area to send the first ever transatlantic communication in 1903. The beach does tend to get crowded during the summer, but the parking lot is massive and parking passes are good at all six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches. Take advantage of the drop off area before parking, as you’ll likely have a bit of a hike to get from your car to the beach. A large staircase snaking down the dunes provides the only access to the beach, so accessibility may be an issue for those with disabilities.

In addition to the beach and wireless station site, the Marconi area features the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail, a popular nature hike for kids and adventurers that weaves through the cedars and red maple trees of the magical swamp area along the beach.

Parking: 500+ spaces

  • 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