Marconi Beach Wellfleet

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Marconi Beach is located in South Wellfleet in the Cape Cod National Seashore.  It is the southernmost Wellfleet ocean beach and the only one operated by the National Park Service.  Marconi Beach draws its name from Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi who transmitted the first transatlantic wireless communication between the United States and England from this location in 1903.  During World War II this area was home to Camp Wellfleet, an anti-aircraft training school.

Today, Marconi Beach is one of the Cape’s most visited beaches and known for its wide sandy shoreline.  The beach area features restrooms, showers and is staffed by life guards in season.  Surfers and boogie boarders enjoy the breaking waves at Marconi Beach.  The Cape Cod Rail Trail passes through the Marconi Park and is a popular biking destination.

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Explore the Atlantic Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet

Sometimes you need to take a slight detour off the beaten path and take time out to explore the beauty and history around you. That’s exactly the case when it comes to the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet. This Cape Cod treasure runs a full 1.2-mile loop through some of the last standing evidence of Atlantic White Cedar on Cape Cod. Mostly shaded, the loop gives residents and visitors a chance to explore history while becoming at one with nature’s beauty. Located at the s... Read More

Marconi Put Wellfleet On The Map

With scenic views, trails and bicycle paths, Marconi Beach offers a unique location in Wellfleet.  One of the area’s main attractions, Marconi offers a visitor fabulous views of the Outer Cape, along with the bay and ocean.  One of the best places to do it is from the Marconi Station observation platform. Other options in the area include taking the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail.  This mile-and-a-half nature trail goes down into a swampy area, home of red maple and Atlantic white c... Read More

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