If you don’t plan another RV camping trip this year, treat yourself to the splendor of the Cape Cod National Seashore. More than 40,000 acres of shoreline, inland attractions and historic sites are encompassed in this ecologically diverse marvel. Find out for yourself why the National Park Service has preserved the windswept beauty of Cape Cod for the past fifty years. Once you do, you’ll yearn to return to Cape Cod!
Just in case you’re geographically challenged, the Cape Cod National Seashore is located along Massachusetts’ Atlantic Coast. Roughly two hours’ drive from Boston to the farthest point out on the Cape, traveling to the National Seashore by RV is easy.
Once you’ve arrived on the Cape, your next move should be to visit one of the NPS Visitor Centers. The largest is Salt Pond, a well-planned center with enough information available to plan your entire visit to Cape Cod. You’ll also find useful information, as well as stunning views of dunes, beaches and an historic lifesaving station, at Province Lands Visitor Center.
With information in hand, you may then choose to hike or bike one of the many scenic trails within the National Seashore boundaries. Winding through swamp, forest and seashore, these trails will give you a taste of the diverse ecosystems thriving within this National Seashore.
And don’t forget the beaches! The Atlantic Ocean can be a unique experience for travelers used to sunny California beaches. Experience both rugged and easily accessible beaches, and be sure to listen to local legends of shipwrecks, ghostly visitors and epic storms.
We’ve only touched on a few of the abundant outdoor activities to experience on your RV camping sojourn at Cape Cod National Seashore. Bird watching, wildlife photography, and whale watching excursions are all readily available at this popular tourist destination.
You’ll also be thrilled by the picturesque seaside villages and the fascinating history of the Cape. Take time for a festive seaside clambake offered by area concessionaires or treat yourself to dozens of other local seafood specialties. With the money you’ve saved by RV camping, you can visit famous area restaurants such as Bishop’s Terrace in West Harwich, MA and The Daniel Webster Inn in Sandwich.
It’s time, though, that we talked about where to set up camp while you’re there. Although RV camping isn’t allowed within National Park Service boundaries, there are abundant RV camping venues throughout the region. Here’s a comprehensive listing of Cape Cod RV campgrounds. We’d like to highlight Dune’s Edge Campground, within walking distance of all the Provincetown attractions, as well as Sweetwater Forest Campground on Snow’s Pond.
Start planning your RV camping trip to Cape Cod National Seashore now, so you can reserve the campsites you desire. This is one vacation that, with a little planning, can be even better than you imagined!