National Geographic places Coast Guard Beach in Eastham as the #1 Family Beach in the United States

The Dune Tramp - Coast Guard Beach 11'3328For the classic Cape Cod vacation, head to Coast Guard Beach, boundless miles of sand and surf on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Stop at the Salt Pond Visitor Center to learn about free programs, such as family campfire nights, ranger-guided nature walks, beach yoga, and surf casting lessons. Rent kayaks, surfboards, and bikes from local shops. Take a ride along the 24-mile (39-kilometer) bike path or paddle through unspoiled marsh. The beach itself, reached by a quick shuttle ride from a main lot, has lifeguards, showers, and changing rooms. In town, enjoy the freshest of local seafood and other favorite dishes in a casual family-friendly settings. Then crown off the day with dairy fresh ice cream and a round of miniature golf.