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“Next stop Portugal....”
Review of Marconi Beach

Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Went her for a view of the Atlantic surface, undisturbed from any land going east - aside Europe. When visiting this time of year (mid October) the crowds are gone, the parking lot is mostly empty (at least when we arrived around 10 am) and parking is free.
The beach is fantastic and it is a strange thing, that the next solid ground you'll bump into if you go swimming straight east is Portugal - that of cause depends on your navigational skills.
The beach requires that you're able to climb some stairs, and then you're rewarded with a fantastic view of the coast.
When we were there, the kids had a great time digging in the sand, finding crabs (mostly dead ones) and being scrutinized by a couple of very interested seals, which were swimming parallel to the coast.
I can from other pictures, see that there are horribly crowded during summer - so I include one almost without people.
Marconi beach is part of the national Seashore and absolutely worth a visit - also out of the season.

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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Marconi beach is just what you expect it to be: big large sandy beach, with fabulous steep cliffs, practically untamed nature, and where everybody is respectful of the environment, and it's one of the beaches that do not require any 3days/one week stickers, which means you can stay for the day (parking is $15) and there are restrooms, and outdoor showers... the water is ice cold of course, being on the atlantic, but we did swim and really enjoyed it. Bring your picnic at sunset!!

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Reviewed 20 October 2011

Interesting to see where transatlantic wireless transmissions all began!

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Such a scenic and beautiful beach - the water is on the colder side but it is not too crowded which is really nice during busy summer weekends.

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Reviewed 29 August 2011

Marconi Beach is part of the Cape Cod Nat'l Seashore, and we discovered that if you are 62 or over, you can get a lifetime pass to any Nat'l Park if you pay only $10. Otherwise you will have to pay $15 every time you go. This pass is only good at certain beaches though so check to make sure before you go because others are run by the towns.
We went early for the best spot, it has beautiful sand and the beach farthest to the right was populated with surfers, they also have 3 or more lifeguards. There is a dressing room and restroom before you go down to the beach, it is accessible by a large staircase. We enjoyed watching the grey seals play and feed early in the AM, they stay around for a while, but leave when it becomes crowded. You can also go and see the site of Marconi's 1st telegraph, and many people ride their bikes there, and hike the vistas on the cliffs are spectacular. There is no concession stand so bring your own cooler and food. Enjoyed our visit there daily.

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