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North TruroUnited States of America

Take advantage of fantastic beaches and explore one of Cape Cod’s most prominent historic lighthouses at this charming seaside village. 

North Truro is a quaint New England village occupying a picturesque spot on Cape Cod. Its appearance and prime coastal position make it a popular vacation area. Enjoy unspoiled beaches and discover Cape Cod’s past at a historic lighthouse.

North Truro is part of the town of Truro, named after Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom, another place famed for its beaches. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Native American population called the region Pamet.

Discover North Truro’s Coast Guard Beach, quieter than other Cape Cod beaches, but no less beautiful. Enjoy a solitary walk along the deserted expanse of sand, admiring ocean views as you go.

Another popular North Truro spot is Head of the Meadow Beach. The waters here were once notoriously dangerous for seafarers. The beach even has its own shipwreck. Look out to sea and try to spot the 1872 wreck of the Frances. On many days, you’ll see surfers riding the waves.

Check out the Highland Lighthouse. It claims the titles of both oldest and highest lighthouse on the Cape. With its tall white tower and classic design, it is the quintessential New England lighthouse. Take a tour to learn about its long history. Ascend 69 steps for amazing views of Cape Cod.

For additional insight into the region’s history, visit the Highland House Museum. Exhibits feature Native American and European artifacts from the region. Don’t miss the Jenny Lind Tower, a lofty stone structure that can be seen peeking above the trees from Highland Golf Links. Legend says that Jenny Lind, a Swedish opera diva, sang from the tower in Boston in the mid-19th century. One audience member was so enchanted by her singing that he had the tower dismantled and rebuilt here.

Provincetown Municipal Airport is less than 20 minutes by car from North Truro. Boston Logan International Airport, the closest international airport, is about a 2-hour drive from North Truro. Use the shuttle bus service between North Truro and Provincetown during the summer.

Top Hotels in North Truro

Top Mast Resort
Top Mast Resort
2.5 out of 5
209 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA
The price is $89 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Nestled on the beach, this North Truro hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Town Beaches, Highland Beach, and Coast Guard Beach. Head of the Meadow Beach and Truro ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (377 reviews)

"Staff is super friendly the restaurant is amazing I’ve never been disappointed. Right on the beach and not a bad price for off season"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Top Mast Resort
Dune Crest Hotel
Dune Crest Hotel
2 out of 5
535 Route 6, North Truro, MA
The price is $99 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Situated in North Truro, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Town Beaches, Highland Beach, and Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod. Coast Guard Beach and Highland House ...

3.9/5Good! (361 reviews)

"• Located within the Cape Cod National Sea Shore limits • Close to P-town • Pet-friendly • Clean room/bath"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dune Crest Hotel
Blue Sea Motor Inn
Blue Sea Motor Inn
2 out of 5
696 Shore Road, Route 6A, North Truro, MA
The price is $106 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Nestled on the beach, this North Truro motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Beaches, Provincetown Theater, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Race Point ...

3.8/5Good! (399 reviews)

"Beautiful and convenient location. You can see the Provincetown monument right from our deck. Steps away from the beach. Polite staff. Spacious and clean room and nice size fridge-kitchen came equipped with sink,two burners, cabinet space. The only thing it lacked was a coffee machine. Definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Blue Sea Motor Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in North Truro

Truro Beach Cottages
Truro Beach Cottages
3 out of 5
640 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA

Nestled on the beach, this North Truro cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Provincetown Theater, Race Point Beach, and MacMillan Pier. Pilgrim Monument and Long ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)

"Great location, comfortable room and great staff. Hawaii canceled our honeymoon so we spent a few days in Truro. Close to PTown and all of its amenities"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Truro Beach Cottages
Unit #25 - Ground Floor Deluxe Studio Condo With A/C
Unit #25 - Ground Floor Deluxe Studio Condo With A/C
North Truro, MA
The price is $135 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Situated in North Truro, this condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Highland Beach, and Coast Guard Beach. Head of the Meadow ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Manager is very easy to talk to and property was quiet."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Unit #25 - Ground Floor Deluxe Studio Condo With A/C
Ocean Front, Handicap Accessible, Sleeps 6, Private Beach, 2bed/2ba, Park 4 Cars
Ocean Front, Handicap Accessible, Sleeps 6, Private Beach, 2bed/2ba, Park 4 Cars
North Truro, MA

Situated on the beach, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Town Beaches and within 3 mi (5 km) of Provincetown Theater and Provincetown Art Association ...

5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Terrific house for wheelchair users

"We had a great time, and found the comfort and accessibility of the place to be excellent. The beach front location can't be beat!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Ocean Front, Handicap Accessible, Sleeps 6, Private Beach, 2bed/2ba, Park 4 Cars
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in North Truro

Head of the Meadow Beach
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Head of the Meadow Beach

5/5(2 reviews)

This beautiful stretch of coastline attracts watersports enthusiasts as well as curious visitors hoping to glimpse its intriguing shipwreck. 

Cape Cod Highland Light
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Cape Cod Highland Light

Learn about the local history of North Truro when you spend time at Cape Cod Highland Light. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its seafood restaurants.

Highland Lighthouse
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Highland Lighthouse

4.5/5(125 reviews)

Climb to the top of the tallest and oldest lighthouse in Cape Cod for stellar views of the rugged Atlantic coastline. 

Highland House Museum
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Highland House Museum

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at Highland House Museum during your travels in North Truro. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore

4.5/5(618 reviews)

Covering over miles of shoreline around Cape Cod, this national park offers endless things to see and do regardless of the season.

Nauset Beach
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Nauset Beach

4.5/5(208 reviews)

Vast expanses of white sand, light blue water and gentle waves mingle with the sounds of seabirds and seals at this secret gem in Cape Cod.

Reviews of North Truro

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Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

love north truro

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

great place to go to & relax. short ride to P TOWN for walking around town. great restaurants[nappi's]

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

Quiet, especially during the off season

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 11, 2019

Excellent location you could walk or bike to downtown Provincetown in less than 1/2 hour. Beautiful view of the sound and on the beach after less than a quarter mile from the cottage.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 6, 2019

Lovely area with many activities to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 5, 2019

Bring your own towels hair dryer, coffee,

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