The Cape Cod National Seashore is the crown gem among our National Parks system reserving 44,000 acres of pristine seashore and uplands for perpetuity. Eastham is the gateway — literally the starting point — for these 40 miles of undeveloped Atlantic coastline. It encompasses many natural habitats that invite exploration, such as beach, dune, salt marsh, freshwater ponds and upland forest. There are also many human stories to discover – shipwrecks and lifesaving, whaling, wireless communication and early tourism. We invite you to discover your own personal connection, to create memories and partner with us in preserving this special place.