Directions and Hours
The Center for Coastal Studies is located at 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657.
We are open to the public Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, closed on state and federal holidays.
Driving directions are as follows:
– Take Rt. 6 towards Provincetown.
– From Rt. 6 take a left at the third exit for Provincetown, onto Shank Painter Road.
– Once on Shank Painter, take a left immediately after TD Bank onto Captain Bertie’s Way.
– Drive straight up Capt. Bertie’s to the parking booth at the Grace Hall Parking Lot. (This is a town-owned parking lot, in season cost is 2.25/hr). Once through the barrier, drive down the hill into the lower lot, then look to your right. The Center is tucked into the right-hand corner next to a small private parking area.
Please do not park in the church parking lot.
Already parked in down town Provincetown? Follow the Center for Coastal Studies Whale Trail, a scenic stroll from the Harbor to SEA Space Marine Discovery Center at Whaler’s Wharf and on to visit the Marine Lab.
From the CCS Kiosk on MacMillan Pier, walk back to Lopes Square and take a left onto Commercial Street. Continue down Commercial for approximately 400 yards to Whaler’s Wharf, on the left; this historic pedestrian shopping area is the new home of SEA Space Marine Discovery Center. When you’re ready to leave the beach and visit Spinnaker, continue left along Commerial Street approximately 100 yards and take a right to Masonic Place. Head up Masonic and up the set of stairs onto Bradford Street. Take a left onto Bradford and cross over the road to Prince Street. Continue downhill to the bottom of Prince Street and look to your right; the Center is adjacent to St. Peter’s Church and Parish Hall. Come in the double doors and up the stairs to our Atrium and the Spinnaker Exhibit.