North Truro, MA

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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
The price is $99 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (452 reviews)
"Liked to location and views. Condition is a bit run down. Great for dog owners but owners will sometimes keep the dogs out on their patio so that they bark endlessly at the other dogs, which is pretty inconsiderate for those trying to sleep at 8 a.m."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Dune Crest Hotel
Top Mast Resort
Top Mast Resort
2.5 out of 5
209 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA
The price is $109 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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! (473 reviews)
"great staff, very helpful and patient"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Top Mast Resort
Sandbars Inn
Sandbars Inn
2 out of 5
570 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA
The price is $119 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in North Truro, this beachfront motel is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Provincetown Theater, Race Point Beach, and MacMillan Pier. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)
"Friendly desk manager. Easy check in/out. Clean. Neat room. Easy beach access. Enjoyable."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Sandbars 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.
Cozy, Ground-Floor Getaway w/ Free WiFi, a Kitchen, Shared Pool, & Private Patio
Cozy, Ground-Floor Getaway w/ Free WiFi, a Kitchen, Shared Pool, & Private Patio
North Truro, MA
The price is $98 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Situated by the sea, this historic apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Highland Beach, and Coast Guard Beach. Head of the ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Nice clean room
"Overall great place to stay - only docked a star because the air conditioning (reason we chose this specific place over others that were both cheaper and on the water) was broken. It was very hot those days and it would have been amazing to have a nice cool room to sleep in after a day at the beach ..."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Cozy, Ground-Floor Getaway w/ Free WiFi, a Kitchen, Shared Pool, & Private Patio
Beach access. Sunset views.
Beach access. Sunset views.
North Truro, MA
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Town Beaches, and Highland Beach. Coast Guard Beach ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
We enjoyed our stay very much.
"The efficiency apartment was great, everything we needed and nicely decorated. Wonderful location and beautiful beach a stone's throw away. We enjoyed the cool breeze and sunset while relaxing on the deck. Great restaurants nearby. Everyone at the Pagota was quiet, friendly, respectful."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

Beach access. Sunset views.
Oceana Cottages
Oceana Cottages
2.5 out of 5
345 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA
The price is $253 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Nestled on the beach, this North Truro cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Town Beaches, Highland Beach, and Commercial Street. Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod is 2.9 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
"Very run down. Front desk very nice."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Oceana Cottages
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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