Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Beach Campfires at The Seashore

Try something different this summer! There's nothing like eating a meal around an open campfire on the beach - lobster rolls, salads, cold drinks (no glass containers), & smores - while the little ones frolic on the uncrowded sand. The Cape Cod National Seashore offers free permits to the Outer Cape Beaches (Nauset Light, Coast Guard, & Marconi) to have beach fires for small groups (up to 25 - varies by beach).

The permits are very limited and need to be reserved at the Seashore Visitors' Center in Eastham a few days prior to your planned 'event'. On many mornings there's a line waiting at the front door to the Visitors' Center when it opens at 9 AM. I've personally waited over 2 hours for the permit.  Go to the Seashore website for the details (http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/permits.htm) .

These campfires are what memories are made of. My kids and grandkids love these and ask for them when they come for a visit. Enjoy

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