The new path to Nauset Light Beach in Eastham is now open according to Cape Cod National Seashore Acting Superintendent Shawn Mulligan.
Mulligan says the new path is a sustainable approach to providing public access to the beach.
Mulligan says the 635-foot path follows a natural contour south of the parking lot. Two years ago, an engineering study and evaluation process determined that among various options, the footpath was the most sustainable, safe, and economically feasible solution.
In recent years, wooden stairs have been damaged or destroyed by winter storms leading to long periods of no public access to the beach and resulting in costly repairs or replacement.