Welcome to Eastham
Eastham is located on the Outer Cape and well known as the “Gateway” to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Approximately one-third of the town is located within this spectacular national park. With a population of close to 6,000 people, Eastham has a well-balanced mix of year-round and seasonal residents.
The 25 square miles that stretch from the shores of Cape Cod Bay to those of the Atlantic, serve a population of about 5,800 people. Generally, residences in the town consist of homes that are enjoyed not only by the seasonal homeowner, but families that live year-round as well.
The Town of Eastham has a rich history. Founded in 1644, and incorporated in 1651, it has strong ties to the early New England settlers dating back to the Mayflower. Eastham is proud of its many National Register of Historic Places designations, which include the Old Town Center Historic District, Bridge Road Cemetery, and Cove Burying Ground.
Eastham provides plenty for the naturalist, with its beautiful scenery, hiking trails, bird watching spots, and the spectacular saltwater beaches and freshwater ponds that Eastham is famous for. Nauset Light and the Three Sisters Lighthouses are additional attractions that add to the Cape Cod feel of Eastham.