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Located in the heart of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Beach is a favorite among Cape Cod beaches and is regularly ranked as one of the top ten beaches in the United States. This Cape Cod beach is where the Mayflower first sighted land on November 9, 1620 after 65 days at sea.

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Provincetown Buoy Station 44018

  • Station 44018 - CAPE COD - 24 NM East of Provincetown, MA
    July 30, 2015 7:50 pm EDT
    Location: 42.137N 69.713W
    Wind Direction: SSW (200°)
    Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
    Wind Gust: 13.6 knots
    Significant Wave Height: 3.0 ft
    Dominant Wave Period: 10 sec
    Average Period: 4.3 sec
    Mean Wave Direction: ESE (115°)
    Atmospheric Pressure: 29.81 in (1009.6 mb)
    Pressure Tendency: +0.00 in (+0.0 mb)
    Air Temperature: 71.2°F (21.8°C)
    Dew Point: 69.1°F (20.6°C)
    Water Temperature: 68.2°F (20.1°C)


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News releases from Cape Cod National Seashore.
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Presentation on Sea Turtles
    For over 30 years Mass Audubon has been researching and rescuing sea turtles off of the beaches of Cape Cod. Most people don’t realize Massachusetts’ waters are home to four species of sea turtles: leatherback, green, loggerhead, and Kemp’s ridley. Join Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Director Bob Prescott for a free, one-hour presentation at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 11, about the turtles found in local waters and the challenges they face. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-host-presentation-on-sea-turtles.htm
  • Artists Invited to Submit Portfolios to Exhibit at Cape Cod National Seashore Fall 2015 to Spring 2016
    The outer Cape Cod landscape has long served as muse for artists from around the world. Each autumn, winter, and spring Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center hosts a series of art exhibitions focusing on the seashore’s many varied natural and cultural resources. The seashore is currently accepting applications from artists interested in showing their work in month-long exhibitions between October 2015 and April 2016 http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/artists-invited-to-submit-portfolios-to-exhibit-at-cape-cod-national-seashore-fall-2015-to-spring-2016.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Once Upon a Tide with Jackson Gillman
    Jackson Gillman is so adept at changing into a wide variety of colorful characters, that he is called the "Stand-Up Chameleon." He might be a salty lobsterman one moment, and then one of the various creatures he comes across while fishing the next. Join Jackson for a rollicking mix of interactive songs, movement, and stories that is guaranteed to delight and enchant you and your family. Head to Salt Pond Visitor Center at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 4 for a free, one-hour show in which he will draw on his fishy repertoire, from the sandy beach to the briny deep. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-host-once-upon-a-tide-with-jackson-gillman.htm
  • Bicycle Safety Committee presents - Bicycle Safety at the Seashore
    In an effort to reduce incidence and severity of bike accidents at Cape Cod National Seashore, as well as promote the Healthy Parks, Healthy People program, the Bicycle Safety Committee will host its fifth annual “Bicycle Safety at the Seashore”. This event will take place on Friday, July 31th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Province Lands Visitor Center and on Friday, August 7th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/bicycle-safety-committee-presents-bicycle-safety-days-at-the-seashore.htm
  • Seashore to Host Evening Program “Earth Celebrations” with Acclaimed Storyteller Rona Leventhal
    Sit back, put your feet up and join storyteller Rona Leventhal for a journey around the world and tales from her repertoire of multicultural stories. Rona is one person, but many voices. Through her, skies talk, turtles sing and magic happens. Her program “Earth Celebrations” will have you dancing, swaying in your seats, making funny noises, singing, and laughing as she shares stories from silly to serious, and from mysterious to monstrous. Adults and children alike are invited to enjoy her tales at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 28 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/seashore-to-host-evening-program-earth-celebrations-with-acclaimed-storyteller-rona-leventhal.htm
  • Far Land on the Beach, LLC, Selected as Concessions Operator at Herring Cove Beach
    Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Michael Caldwell has selected Far Land on the Beach, LLC., to operate the food concession at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA. Herring Cove Beach is one of the most popular beaches of the six beaches managed by Cape Cod National Seashore. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/concessions-operator-at-herring-cove-beach.htm
  • Next Meeting of Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission is September 14
    Superintendent George Price announces that the meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission that was listed in the Federal Register for July 20, 2015 has been rescheduled to September 14, 2015 at 1:00pm at the park headquarters, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/next-meeting-of-cape-cod-national-seashore-advisory-commission-is-september-14.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program on Jobi Pottery with Susan Kurtzman
    Jobi Pottery is a Truro cottage industry that was begun in 1953 by original owners Joe Colliano and Bill Hastings. Today, owner/designer Susan Kurtzman still uses the original mid-century casting molds to create Jobi Pottery in her Truro studio. Join Susan for a free, one-hour presentation on the history and techniques behind Jobi Pottery at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 21 at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Pieces of Jobi Pottery will be on display and available for sale. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-host-evening-program-on-jobi-pottery-with-susan-kurtzman.htm
  • Repair Work Has Been Completed on Herring Cove Beach North Parking Lot
    Superintendent George Price announces that the work to repair the winter storm damage to the north parking lot at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown has been completed and the beach is open. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/repair-work-has-been-completed-on-herring-cove-beach-north-parking-lot.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Healthy Parks, Healthy People Kick-Off Event on July 6, 2015
    Superintendent George Price announces that Cape Cod National Seashore will host a kick-off event for the summer’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People program on July 6, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the parking lot of the Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham. The event kicks off the new Healthy Parks, Healthy People walking program in partnership with Cape Cod Healthcare http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-host-healthy-parks-healthy-people-kick-off-event-on-july-6-2015.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore Great White Shark Safety 2015
    Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price reminds visitors and residents that we share the national seashore with native wildlife. While it is rare for a great white shark to bite a human, it did occur in Truro in 2012. There are several steps that visitor can take to stay safe and to protect wildlife. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-great-white-shark-safety-2015.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program “Attack on Cape Cod” with Author Jake Klim
    On the morning of July 21, 1918, during the last year of the First World War, a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and attacked an unarmed towboat and her four barges. A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat’s two deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the town of Orleans the distinction of being the first, and only, spot in the United States to receive enemy fire during the war. Join author Jake Klim for a free, one-hour presentation about this historic event at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 14 at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Jake will sign and sell his book Attack on Cape Cod following the presentation. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-host-evening-program-attack-on-cape-cod-with-author-jake-klim.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Continue Traffic Detours on Province Lands Road in 2015 to Protect Spadefoot Toads
    Superintendent George Price announces that traffic on Province Lands Road will continue to be occasionally detoured to protect spadefoot toads. The detour, which may be implemented from June through October, on rainy nights, is intended to help protect the eastern spadefoot toad. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-continue-traffic-detours-on-province-lands-road-in-2015-to-protect-spadefoot-toads.htm
  • Repair Work to Begin on Herring Cove Beach North Parking Lot
    Superintendent George Price announces that the work to repair the winter storm damage to the north parking lot at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, will begin June 18th. We expect the project will last 2-3 weeks. During this period we will to maintain 70 parking spaces in the north lot, as well as 400 spaces in the south lot. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/repair-work-to-begin-on-herring-cove-beach-north-parking-lot.htm
  • Highlands Fest 'Sprouting Forth', Saturday June 27 2015 at 10-2
    Join us for an engaging, participatory Highlands Fest special event. This year’s focus is on the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” initiative, which celebrates parks as a resource for engaging in healthy fun activities outdoors while fostering a deeper connection to the natural environment. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/highlands-fest-sprouting-forth-saturday-june-27-2015-at-10-2.htm
  • Pets at Cape Cod National Seashore
    Superintendent George Price announces that two new areas of Cape Cod National Seashore are being seasonally opened to leashed pets. Effective immediately leashed pets will be allowed on the Nauset Bike Trail in Eastham from Salt Pond Visitor Center to Coast Guard Beach from November 1st through April 30th each year. Additionally, leashed pets are now allowed on a portion of the Great Island trail system. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/pets-at-cape-cod-national-seashore.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore Awarded Funds for Summer Youth Trail Crew
    Superintendent George Price announces that Cape Cod National Seashore will host a trail crew of eight high school students and two leaders through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for three weeks in July 2015. The funding for this trail crew is provided by the NPS Centennial Challenge, with matching funds from donations received at the national seashore. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-awarded-funds-for-summer-youth-trail-crew.htm
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare Exhibit on Display at Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center
    Cape Cod means different things to different people. Most would agree, however, that the ocean and beach are quintessential to their experiences on this slender spit of land. Both habitats, as well as the wildlife that inhabit them, are featured in a new exhibit that will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham through August 2015. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/international-fund-for-animal-welfare-exhibit-on-display-at-cape-cod-national-seashore-salt-pond-visitor-center.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Junior Lifeguard Program again this Summer
    Cape Cod National Seashore will once again offer its Junior Lifeguard Program for boys and girls ages 13 to 17 this summer. The purpose of the program is to promote water safety and provide job-specific training on Cape Cod by reaching out to area youth. Past junior lifeguards currently work as ocean lifeguards for the seashore and several towns on Cape Cod. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-to-host-junior-lifeguard-program-again-this-summer.htm
  • Cape Cod National Seashore Announces Fee Increases for 2015 Season
    Superintendent George Price announces that the National Park Service Director approved a new entrance fee structure for Cape Cod National Seashore. The new entrance fees are: $3 per person per day (pedestrians and bicyclists); $10 per motorcycle per day; $20 per vehicle per day; and $60 for the seasonal Cape Cod National Seashore sticker for a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. The new entrance fees go into effect on Friday, May 22, 2015. http://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/news/cape-cod-national-seashore-announces-fee-increases-for-2015-season.htm

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