Town included in the National Seashore
About one third (4800 Acres) of the Town of Eastham is included in the National Seashore National Park. So Eastham considers that their town is the Gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore.
The town is bounded on two sides by land, the other two by water, the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay with several Ocean and Bay Beaches, a host of kettle ponds, and a terrain of the town is now heavily salt marsh and sand. The town was originally home to the Nauset Indians. In 1651, it was incorporated by a group of Pilgrims who settled here.