Cape Cod National Seashore Officials Survey Storm Damage

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Waves crash onto the Nauset Light Beach stairs last week

EASTHAM –Officials with the Cape Cod National Seashore say they are open for operation following the intense wind, waves and weather experienced over the course of two winter storms.

The Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, seashore headquarters in Wellfleet and all other offices throughout the park are open for business.

“I am grateful to all the park staff who worked during these storms,” said Seashore Superintendent George Price. “As well as to all the state and town employees who worked on clearing all the public roads to and from seashore facilities.”

A review of seashore facilities has determined storm damage to include the loss of stairs at Marconi Beach, damage to the stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham, and substantial damage to the Herring Cove Beach north parking lot in Provincetown.

Visitors are cautioned to avoid getting too close to the edge of dunes or cliffs due to the significant erosion to coastal bluffs and cliff slides are possible.

Until recent years, the stairs at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches only had to be replaced every three to four years, but now have been damaged every year for the past five years.

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