hiking

walking

kid friendly

views

nature trips

birding

wild flowers

beach

wildlife

forest

trail running

no dogs

"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Henry David Thoreau The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.

Nice place to walk, but a bit of a challenge slogging through the sand

road biking
9 days ago

nature trips
11 days ago

started the trail mostly marsh with a trail mostly sand. through a wooded area that isn't clearly marked but able to find our way back to the main trail. this portion is a wide path, sand, pine needles. lots of trees then circles back around to the marsh area. the last bit of the loop seems to closed, it is roped off and the signs say it is suberged. trail ends walking back in the beach, as u continue on the beach there is a large house near the parking area but couldn't find a marked exit off the beach back to the parking area....2 sets of stairs....one marked private. took the other set that lead to woods near the house where the owner of the home came outside yelling we were on private property.....even though the stairs up the dunes were not marked. apologized for not being sure of the trail as she continued to tell us all this land is private....guess she owns the national seashore of wellfleet....not worth your time

short trail, not much to see, parking is by permit only but was able to park along the road. part of the ajoining trail closed for renovations that will take place fall/winter 2017 per sign. seemed like several of the planks where until repair on the boardwork covered with ply wood throughout.

hiking
15 days ago

beautiful early morning walk on the water

Pretty trail! make sure to wear mosquito repellant!

Great hike with amazing views, make sure to go while the tide is going out so you don't get stuck.

nature trips
1 month ago

Enjoyable with multiple types of scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the dunes and beach. Bog house is a really cool landmark too. Secluded beach access if you're up for the trek.