Eastham Bay and Ocean Beaches
This ride is 12 miles and travels mostly along secondary roads. The terrain is flat until Nauset Light beach, when there is a hilly section along Ocean View Drive and again along the bike trail.
Directions to the Start: From Wellfleet, travel south on Route 6 about 3 miles from the Eastham line to Nauset Road. Turn left at the light and enter the Salt Pond visitors center log.
Leave the parking lot, turn left and proceed west across Route 6 at traffic light.
Continue across Route 6, traveling south on Old State Road for .1 miles. Turn right onto Locust Road traveling west until you reach the Cape Cod Rail Trail on .3 miles.
Turn right (north) on the rail trail to Kingsbury Beach Road, the first crossing street in .3 miles. Go left (west) on Kingsbury .5 miles and turn right onto Weir Road. Take Weir Road, bearing left as it becomes Sand Pit Road for .4 miles to Herringbrook Road. Turn right and ride north on Herringbrook for two blocks to Thumpertown Road. Turn left on Thumpertown Road and ride west for .4 miles to Thumpertown Beach.
After visiting the beach, turn back on Thumpertown and take the first left (north) onto Shurtleff Road. Ride ½ mile to Campground Beach.
After visiting Campground beach, ride east on Campground Road for .4 miles to Higgins Road. Turn left (north) on Higgins and ride ¾ mile to Steele Road. Turn left (east) on Steele and ride to Crooks Brook Beach.
After visiting the beach, return on Steele road .6 miles to Massasoit Road. Turn left (north) on Massasoit and take the next right onto Aspinet Road. Ride east on Aspinet .6 miles to Route 6. Cross Route 6 at traffic light to Nauset Road.
Ride southeast on Nauset Road about 1 mile to Cable Road. Bear left (east) onto Cable Road and ride 1 mile to Nauset Light Beach.
After visiting Nauset Light Beach, turn left out of the parking lot and ride south one mile on Ocean View Drive to Coast Guard Beach.
After visiting the overlook at Coast Guard Beach and looking at the westward migration of the beach over the last few decades, return to Visitor Center via bike trail.