Marconi Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is famous for its steep sand cliff located behind it. The beach is beautiful and serene, providing an unbroken, pristine natural scene in all directions. It is a great place for swimming and beachcombing. Parents will appreciate the easy access from the parking lot to the beach itself. The Marconi Area obtained its name from the famous Italian inventor, Marconi, who from here successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the U.S. and England in 1903. The uplands above the beach slope gradually westward, and provide a graceful vista of both Cape Cod Bay and sea horizons of the Lower Cape. A platform provided by the Park Service above the Marconi station site enhances this view, and offers vistas southward to Eastham, and northward to Truro. In season, facilities here include full restrooms and outdoor showers. Parking costs $15 per day.

How to get there: Off Route 6 in South Wellfleet take Marconi Beach Road.

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