Marconi Beach

  • Marconi Beach - USA
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  • Marconi Beach - USA
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Named for the Italian wireless inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, Marconi Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It was from this location that Marconi sent a message from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom from this location. This was the first transatlantic radio transmission from the United States back in 1903.

Marconi Beach provides views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Cod Bay, and the Outer Cape. It is located in Wellfleet, and it is a large beach backed by steep grassy sand dunes. There is an area for swimming, and you can surf outside of the swimming area. The sand here is soft and inviting, and it is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun.

This is a popular beach so it does get a little busy during the summer. Fortunately it is big enough that you can easily find a good spot. It is busiest in July and August. There is a lifeguard by the swimming area making this a good swimming / family beach. It also has restrooms and changing rooms, as well as a boardwalk. You do need to climb down some wooden stairs to get onto the beach.

There is frequent wildlife nearby, and if you want to see more you can walk the White Cedar Swamp walk.

Nearest town/city

North Eastham


Dogs allowed

Dog-friendly all year round, but dogs should remain on a leash

Lifeguard service



  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

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