Marconi Beach – South Wellfleet
Distance from Southfleet Motor Inn: 1 Mile (directly across the street)
Parking: Parking area occasionally fills with moderate turnover
Accessibility: Boardwalk to Staircase. (This beach is not handicap accessible)
Restrooms: Yes, Seasonal
Showers: Yes, Seasonal
Lifeguards: Yes, Seasonal
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Bonfires: Permit required. A permit can be obtained at the salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
Entrance Fees (Seasonal)
Vehicle: $20 per day / $60 Annual Pass
Bike/Pedestrian: $3 per day
Motorcycle: $10 per day
The name “Marconi Beach” is from the famous Italian inventor, Marconi. From Marconi Station Site, he successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the U.S. and England in 1903.
The outer beach is famous for its then steep, forty-foot sand cliff located behind it.
Swimmers and beach walkers feel a sense of solitude here because the cliff and ocean provide an unbroken, pristine natural scene in all directions.