The Outer Cape- the "forearm" area- is home to some of the most unique, beautiful, and pristine coastline in the United States. The mountainous, windswept dunes, curving shoreline, and delicate marshlands make this area of the Cape truly special. Along with the forty-mile long stretch of sandy white beach you can find dozens of clear, deep, freshwater kettle ponds, a variety of historic structures including lighthouses, a lifesaving station, and numerous Cape Cod style houses.
Recognizing this area as a national treasure, President Kennedy set out to protect this stretch of coastline from development. In 1961 Congress and Kennedy passed landmark legislation creating the Cape Cod National Seashore, a patchwork of 43,557 acres on outer Cape Cod under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. Stretching the entire length of Cape Cod's Atlantic shoreline from Chatham to Provincetown, the National Seashore operates six of the nations finest beaches- Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach in Eastham; Marconi Beach in Wellfleet; Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro; and Race Point and Herring Cove Beaches in Provincetown.
Owners of 4x4 vehicles can get ORV stickers, which let you drive on the beach from Provincetown to Truro. This is one of the best beach experiences you can have anywhere in the world. Learn more about how to obtain a sticker by visiting this web site... http://www.nps.gov/caco/