Cape Cod Shipwrecks and Storms Walks

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join this interpretive guided walk with historian and author Don Wilding. Travel across more than three centuries to hear about historic shipwrecks and rescues, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984.

Wilding, author of four books about Cape Cod history, including his newest release, “Cape Cod and The Portland Gale of 1898,” and 2021’s “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic weather events from the “Blizzard of ’78,” and “The Perfect Storm,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.


  • Saturday, July 13th (10 a.m. - noon)
  • Saturday, August 10th (10 a.m. - noon)

Cost: $20.00 per person

These walks will begin and end at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. Directions will be included with your reservation confirmation email.

Please bring walking shoes/hiking boots and water.

This moderate walk is recommended for ages 12 and up.

To learn more about Eastham Conservation Foundation, please click here

Photo courtesy of Cape Cod National Seashore.


Cape Cod Shipwrecks and Storms

Directions provided with your confirmation email receipt.
Package Name Amount Quantity Subtotal

Sat., July 13th (10 a.m. - noon): Cape Cod Shipwrecks and Storms
20 Remaining

Sat., August 10th (10 a.m. - noon): Cape Cod Shipwrecks and Storms
17 Remaining