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The ship's actual name is "The James Longstreet." Employed as a transport vessel in WWII, the ship presently remains on a sandbar and is known for its past use as a target for Otis Air Force Base's target practice. The Target Ship can be seen from any beach at low tide only.
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The Sticker Office is open Thursdays through Mondays 9am - 3pm. Closed Tuesdays, Wednesday's and holidays. For any other sticker questions please call the Rec and Beach Department.
The Town of Eastham bay beaches and ponds will be staffed starting Saturday, June 18 through Monday Labor Day. For beach sticker questions, please call us at 508-240-5974.
The town bay beaches and ponds will be staffed beginning June 18 through Labor Day. Stickers or day passes will be required then. The new 2022 Beach Sticker and the 2022 Transfer Station Sticker are required on July 1, 2022. The Taxpayer section of Nauset Light Beach will be staffed starting on July 1, 2022.
The Town of Eastham Sticker Office is located at 555 Old Orchard Road. Their phone number is (774)-801-0519.
Recreation and Beach Department
Summer 2022 TBD
There are four (4) Town of Eastham beaches where you can pay a daily fee. Those beaches are; First Encounter, Campground, Wiley Park and Cooks Brook. Upon entrance, you will pay the gate attendant $30.00 and be issued a paper day pass. Your day pass is interchangeable amongst these (4) beaches; only for that one-day it is issued. Town of Eastham day passes are NOT valid at the Cape Cod National Seashore (ocean-side beaches) and vice-versa.
First Encounter Beach, Cooks Brook Beach and Wiley Park have seasonal bathhouses. All other Town-owned public beaches and ponds (except Dyer Prince) are equipped with portable toilets.
Town of Eastham Taxpayer Stickers are valid at Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach.
There are absolutely no dogs allowed on any of the town beaches or in parking lots at any time from June 15th through Labor Day.
No boat trailers are allowed on the beach. Small boats such as canoes, sunfish, and kayaks may be carried over the beach and into the water.
Water skiing is permitted only at Great Pond on even-numbered days. For example, water skiing would be allowed on July 2nd, but not July 3rd. All boats must have an inspection sticker, which can be obtained at the Natural Resources Department on Old Orchard Road. Their phone number is 508-240-5972. All boats must be less than 50 horsepower.
Jet skis are not allowed at the freshwater ponds and cannot be launched at a bathing beach in Eastham.
High tide is different each day. A full tide cycle is 12 hours and there are 6 hours between a high tide and a low tide. Each day the tide advances approximately 1 hour. For example:
The blue boxes, officially called Manitoba Flycatchers, are located in the marsh and attempt to capture greenhead flies. There is nothing inside of the boxes; it is the blue color that attracts the flies.
State law prohibits securing an animal in the car under conditions that would adversely affect the animal's health - as in a car parked in the sun with the windows rolled up. Town of Eastham Beach Rules and Regulations state "No animals or pets will be permitted on the beaches, in the parking areas, or in vehicles in the parking areas at any time during the period of June 15th through Labor Day."
There are absolutely no dogs allowed on any of the town beaches at any time from June 15 through Labor Day.
No, there is no food sold at the beaches. The only exception to this is ice cream trucks make stops at the Town of Eastham bay beaches and ponds.
No. The bay beaches are run by the Town of Eastham and the seashore is owned and operated by the federal government.
At a sticker-only beach, you must have either a Town of Eastham Taxpayer Beach Sticker or a Town of Eastham Visitor (One-week, Two-week or Seasonal) Beach Sticker to park. No day passes are sold or accepted at these beaches. Without a sticker, your vehicle will be subject to a $50 parking fine. Cape Cod National Seashore Stickers are not accepted at Town of Eastham Sticker Only Beaches.