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TruroUnited States of America

Beaches extending for miles, fantastic views and interesting history set this coastal community apart from others.

Truro is a popular location because of its beaches, Cape Cod vistas and stories behind its landmarks and scenery. Life here revolves around the beach. Join other travelers relaxing on beguiling ocean shores.

Go to Ballston Beach to surf the waves or observe others surfing. Admire the sand dunes bordering the beach and enjoy shoreline walks. Other popular beach destinations include Corn Hill Beach, which was named after the spot where the Pilgrims discovered corn after arriving in the New World. This beach sits on a bay so you can relax and watch the boats go by. The water here is neither too cold nor too wild, making it perfect for swimmers.

For a more secluded and quieter beach experience, stop at Long Nook Beach. This isolated beach is known for its remote location and is banked by huge sand dunes. Sit on the sands and watch the waves roll in or get your thrills by boogie boarding. Expect to see people tanning in the nude at this clothing-optional beach.

Head to Pamet River to explore more of Truro’s natural beauty. Kayak around and look for local and migrating birds. Walk the Pamet Cranberry Bog Trail to see where the cranberries that were once key to local industry were grown. The trail is only about 0.5 mile (800 meters) long, so it won’t take long to complete.

Call into the Cobb Archive to learn about the town’s history. Run by the Truro Historical Society, the archive contains important documents concerning the town. Arrange a visit to see maps, photography and personal items that once belonged to town residents. The small building it is in was once the town library, adding another layer of history to the archive.

Reach Truro in about a 2-hour drive from Boston Logan International Airport or 20 minutes from Provincetown Municipal Airport. Buses link the town to Boston Logan and connect it to other places on Cape Cod.

Top Hotels in Truro

Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
Truro, MA

This family-friendly Truro vacation home is located on the beach, just steps from Lecount Hollow Beach and Ballston Beach. Highland Beach and Long Nook Beach ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
House in the ocean

"Great “lodge.”"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
3-story Passive Solar Home With hot tub
3-story Passive Solar Home With hot tub
Truro, MA

Situated on a river, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Truro Historical Museum, Long Nook Beach, and Corn Hill Beach. Highland Beach and Ballston Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Perfect House

"Just returned from our visit to this wonderful home. It was absolutely perfect for our family, plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen was well stocked. We felt like we were tucked into the woods in a fairy tale cottage. Any questions we had were answered quickly by the hosts. We’re already planning ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

3-story Passive Solar Home With hot tub
HI Truro
HI Truro
2 out of 5
North Pamet Road, Truro, MA

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Ballston Beach and Highland Beach. Lecount Hollow Beach and Long Nook Beach are also within ...

HI Truro
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 Truro

Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
Truro, MA

This family-friendly Truro vacation home is located on the beach, just steps from Lecount Hollow Beach and Ballston Beach. Highland Beach and Long Nook Beach ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
House in the ocean

"Great “lodge.”"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
3-story Passive Solar Home With hot tub
3-story Passive Solar Home With hot tub
Truro, MA

Situated on a river, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Truro Historical Museum, Long Nook Beach, and Corn Hill Beach. Highland Beach and Ballston Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Perfect House

"Just returned from our visit to this wonderful home. It was absolutely perfect for our family, plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen was well stocked. We felt like we were tucked into the woods in a fairy tale cottage. Any questions we had were answered quickly by the hosts. We’re already planning ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

3-story Passive Solar Home With hot tub
#207: Incredible Cape Cod Home With Spectacular Ocean Views, dog Friendly!
#207: Incredible Cape Cod Home With Spectacular Ocean Views, dog Friendly!
Truro, MA

Located in the heart of Truro, this historic vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Corn Hill Beach, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and Truro Historical Museum. ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfect place for a multi-family vacation

"The house is fabulous, with plenty of room for 3 families with kids. Kitchen is fully stacked, central AC, fire pit, screened porch, and outdoor shower. What else can one wish for on the Cape? In addition to all of that, the host provided sheets and towels, which made packing so much easier. Fabulous ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

#207: Incredible Cape Cod Home With Spectacular Ocean Views, dog Friendly!
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 Truro

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.

Pilgrim Monument
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Pilgrim Monument

4.5/5(371 reviews)

This striking monument marks the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims in America and gives visitors great views of the land that greeted them.

Cahoon Hollow Beach
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Cahoon Hollow Beach

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach and a lively night at the bar at this favorite daytrip destination.

Race Point Beach
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Race Point Beach

4.5/5(172 reviews)

Linger on Provincetown’s beautiful northern beach for a day for surfing on dramatic seas, sunbathing on quiet sands and even doing a bit of maritime sightseeing.

Herring Cove Beach
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Herring Cove Beach

4.5/5(282 reviews)

Favorable swimming conditions, great natural sights and plenty of fun activities make this beach a firm favorite among visitors to Provincetown.

Cities near Truro

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