Cape Cod National Seashore
Salt Pond Visitor Center Route 6
Telephone: (508) 771-2144
Beaches! Sand! Shells! Smells!!! Dogs!!! Beaches!!! Lighthouses!!! WOOF!!!!
Note from Chaucer: My young sister’s enthusiasm notwithstanding, I believe we’d best serve our fellow travelers by venturing back to these beaches on our next visit to provide a more detailed report! Although the national park beaches are generally dog-friendly, there are restrictions. For example, we may not go in picnic areas or on lifeguard-protected beaches, self-guiding trails, or in posted sensitive habitats. The good news is that some of these restrictions are seasonal. My People hiked from the Province Lands Visitor Center to Race Point Beach on a bike trail with a “no dogs allowed” sign posted at one end. A printed page affixed to the permanent sign, however, indicated that dogs WERE allowed until a specific date in May. Check back throughout the year for more specifics on visiting the Cape Cod National Seashore – and on the varying dog policies at the Cape’s town-operated beaches as well. (March 2009)