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Race Point In Provincetown On Cape Cod Was Spectacular

We stopped the car at a little parking lot near Herring Cove in Provincetown just to see what was out there, and this was the view we were treated to… just spectacular! I love seeing Race Point in the distance with the fence in the foreground. And those clouds! Wow!

Gorgeous, don’t you think?

Coast Guard Beach, Part Of The National Seashore, On Cape Cod

It was low tide the other day when we went to Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. The fence and sign “No Beach Access” were not up so we could take a walk on the beach. It’s obvious that at high tide the beach is pretty much nonexistent. Maybe that will change by summer. There are also a lot of new sandbars where there we no sandbars before.

The dunes gotten eaten away as you can see in the photograph. That is Phil in the distance where the trail meets the beach. You can see the new sandbar on the right.

Pretty huge dunes, don’t you think?

Treacherous Dunes At Whitecrest Beach In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

We took a ride up to Wellfleet to see the beaches and if they had gotten hammered by the storm last week. The sand was so high at the edge of the parking lot that you had to get out of your car to see the beach. I think that’s because they plowed all of the sand that had blown  onto the parking lot to the edge by the dunes.

There were signs at all of the beaches warning of dangerous sand dunes. At Whitecrest the sign read, “Danger Sliding Dunes.” If you look over the pile of sand, the dunes look pretty steep.

 

High Sands At Herring Cove Beach In Provincetown On Cape Cod

It’s a good thing they have “sand fences” along some of the beaches on Cape Cod. It’s like a snow fence, but acts the same way for sand.

I loved this photograph of this sand fence at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown which trapped the sand so high that people were walking over it to get to the beach. I took the photograph standing on the edge of the parking lot.

And then I edited it 2 ways and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?

Nauset Beach On Cape Cod After The Nor’Easter

Nauset Beach, one of the most popular beaches on Cape Cod and part of the National Seashore, has changed dramatically since the Nor’Easter last weekend. We were able to take a little walk on the beach from the trail at the end of the parking lot where the ocean went over the dune.

The first photograph is looking back at Liam’s on the left. The 2nd photograph is looking down Nauset Beach toward Chatham. It doesn’t look anything like the Nauset Beach 2 weeks ago. You can see how high the tide comes in. This is about midway between low tide and high tide.

Just totally amazing how things can change so drastically in so short a time period.

Update: We stopped at Nauset Beach yesterday afternoon and the gazebo between the parking lot and the beach has been removed.