North Truro, MA

Travel Guide
Highland Lighthouse showing a lighthouse
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.

Dune Crest Hotel
Dune Crest Hotel
2 out of 5
535 Route 6, North Truro, MA, 02652
Stay at this hotel in North Truro. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (608 reviews)
"View was awesome. The property landscaping definitely needed to be tended too."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Dune Crest Hotel
Cape View Motel
Cape View Motel
2.5 out of 5
364 State Highway Route 6, North Truro, MA, 02652
Stay at this motel in North Truro. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (210 reviews)
"Everything was wonderful. Out dated building but they put a lot into it to make it look fresh. You can tell they care about the property. Only down fall is 10am check out when it's out of season. You'd think they would let you sleep in."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Cape View Motel
Top Mast Resort
Top Mast Resort
2.5 out of 5
209 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA, 02652
Stay at this beach hotel in North Truro. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (559 reviews)
"Beautiful property, great location and great price, staff was very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2022

Top Mast Resort
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.
Oceana Cottages
Oceana Cottages
2.5 out of 5
345 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA, 02652
Stay at this beach cottage in North Truro. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Town Beaches and Head of the Meadow Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (30 reviews)
"I wanted a small place right near the water. I got just that. The water was practically, right outside my door...below the platform. I will come back to enjoy the surroundings again."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Oceana Cottages
Ocean Views!  Charming Unit with Balcony at Ocean front
Ocean Views! Charming Unit with Balcony at Ocean front
North Truro, MA
Stay at this apartment in North Truro. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod and Highland House Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (44 reviews)
My New Peaceful Get Away!
"Welcoming vacation stay. Ocean out the window. Everything is so close to for enjoyment! We went on our first whale watch! Saw 25 humpback whales and 2 minke whales! Totally made the stay perfect! I feel like a whole new person! Would highly recommend the Pogdas!! ❤️❤️❤️"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Ocean Views! Charming Unit with Balcony at Ocean front
Cottage in the Trees w/ 2 Decks, Fireplace & WiFi - Walk to Great Hollow Beach!
Cottage in the Trees w/ 2 Decks, Fireplace & WiFi - Walk to Great Hollow Beach!
Truro, MA
Stay at this family-friendly condo in North Truro. Enjoy onsite parking, a garden, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod ...
3.9/5 Good! (9 reviews)
Very acceptable cottage
"For us, this was a very good option and the amenities were great. Things like towels, sheets, toilet paper, trash bags, plastic wrap, condiments were provided, which hasn’t always been the case when renting a cottage at the cape for us, so we were quite pleased. We also looked ourselves out once ..."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Cottage in the Trees w/ 2 Decks, Fireplace & WiFi - Walk to Great Hollow Beach!
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.

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