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Address: Wellfleet, MA
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beautiful views..amazing cliffs..not too often visited,,nice picnic area

not too many tourists..plenty of parking..to realize Marconi sent messages to England from here..most of the tourists go to the other cape cod beaches..there's no access to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maryann C
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not too many tourists..plenty of parking..to realize Marconi sent messages to England from here..most of the tourists go to the other cape cod beaches..there's no access to the beach..

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Virginia
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629 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The headquarters of the national park houses mostly administrative offices but the lobby has a mock-up of Marconi’s wireless station. Marconi Beach is nearby but we were cautioned not to go there because the steps were destroyed during recent storms on the area. Nice display.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were lured in by the tantalizing aroma of the smoke wafting from the outdoor smoker to the highway. The platters come with slaw (ok), baked beans (so-so), smashed potatoes with gravy (very good). The ribs are the best choice compared to the pulled pork, chicken, beef as the ribs are the most moist. All require, and are improved by,... More 

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Cowansville, Canada
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116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Walking down the wooden staircase towards the beach you realize just how high those dunes are...and that they continue for as far as the eye can see. Breathtaking beauty - this is the CAPE COD that I had expected...

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Ballston Spa, New York
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Take time to enjoy the surf and a history lesson at this beautiful beach. Get there early, well before noon to get a spot, and learn about the early days of trans Atlantic communication and have a great day boogie boarding in the waves.

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Oxford, Ohio
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

First the good stuff... Pretty beach with steep dunes behind it. There were lots of seals just offshore which was pretty cool too. The downside was it was pretty crowded near the access area (we were able to get away from the crowd by walking down the beach) but we could not get away from the flies which liked to... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Marconi Beach was named after the Italian inventor Marconi. This place was named for him because Marconi successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the U.S. and England in 1903 at this site! Informative signs tell the story of this important historical event. The site was also an important WWII artillery training facility,Camp Wellfleet. The military camp eventually outlived... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the views from the observation platform. Since it is October the restrooms are all locked up. But we knew to expect that. We saw some surfers getting ready to go out.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

What a beautiful beach. We went the weekend of Oct. 17th. A clean, wide open space. We've been to CC several times, but it was our first time at this beach. Can't wait to visit it in the summer.

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Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If there is one beach to visit in the cape cod area this is the one. Bluffs that must be close to 70 ft high. An endless beach which is breathtaking. It's that one place you could just walk and enjoy all day long.

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