Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

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At Coast Guard Beach, watch shorebirds such as plovers and terns nesting in mudflats during the warmer months, and spot harbor seals in the winter. From the sandy strand, walk down the pathway and cross the bicycle trail bridge to get to the salt marsh. In the mating season at low tide, observe the seals "hauling out" onto the marsh. Ask a park ranger to tell you more about their mating habits. Amenities include limited parking, seasonal restrooms, and a wheelchair-accessible ramp. To visit Coast Guard Beach on your trip to Eastham, use our Eastham online itinerary builder .
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  • Out of season just no-one to share the beach with. Wonderful. The ocean seams vast from here, the seals just dots. Come at day break - it’s magic.  more »
  • Cape Cod Beach at its finest - well-patrolled (those pesky man-eating sharks) and absolutely gorgeous beach. Bring your camera or camera phone. Endless sky, endless water, endless goodness and endless...  more »
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  • Shuttle to beach is right next to another short-term parking (2hr) at Doane Rock. While the rock is cool to see, take the walk down the trail to coast guard beach (see signs). Short walk to gorgeous views of the marsh and then another short walk to coast guard beach. The beach itself is nice and clean. Crowds seem to gather right at the entry but that's also because the beach is shallower at that end. If you are not looking to swim and just want a quiet and secluded part of the beach, just walk either way!
  • Must take a shuttle to the beach so plan accordingly. But the shuttle is easy and runs every 10 minutes from open till 5:15. The beach is clean and well kept. Great for families just watch the undertow with the littles. Lots of seal sightings! We loved that. Beautiful stretch of beach with lots of walking and not commercialized.

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