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Ballston Beach, Cape Cod

Truro, MA

42.001696° N, -70.021877° W

Where: North Pamet Rd, Truro View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

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Good for: Surfing, Bodyboarding, Swimming, Fishing


Located on the ocean side, Ballston Beach is a picturesque spot to enjoy the day. Lining the beach are the hills that Edward Hopper painted in much of his artwork. There is good surf making this a popular beach for surfers and bodyboarders. Parking is available for Truro beach sticker holders only.


6 rated reviews | 15 total reviews

2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2021


Beautiful beach, and a childhood favorite. We have been coming to the Cape since I was seven.

Shelburne, VT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2009


Beautiful, easy to get to, quiet, lots of space for long walks, and watching seals and whales.

2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2020


Basically felt like a more private version of the Wellfleet beaches - lots of beach space and big dunes, and since the parking lot is near a tidal basin you don't have to actually climb up or down a dune to get there. Bathrooms were very clean porta potties.

Essex Junction, VT
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


Luv the Dunes & first option when windy on Bay side

New York, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2019


It's long and beautiful with a perfect balance of quiet and happy beach-goers. There is no nicer walk anywhere than through the beachgrass onto this beach.

Plymouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2018


I love the rough wild beaches, big waves, and spectacular views.

Simsbury, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2019


great walking beach - beautiful sunsets

2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2018


Just perfect. Not overcrowded. Big waves (6-8 feet). Clean. Lots of seal and even a shark sighting (for those who like that kinda stuff)

Medway, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2016


Ballston Beach was easy to access, especially with all the beach gear in tow. I prefer the ocean side to bay side. It had a great sandbar so the kids could go out and jump in the waves and not be too deep.

Wellfleet, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2017


We like the nature around the beach, it is lovely.

Cooperstown, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Oct 2017


Constantly changing from year to year but always enjoyable. Water a bit chilly at our time of year. Great for walking.
Love the extensive sand bars in years when they are present.

Wilmette, IL
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


Our kids (12 and 13) love the big surf on the ocean side, but they're both good swimmers and are cautious-- they'll get out if seals are lingering too closely and stay where they can touch bottom. Younger kids will like Ryder and Fisher Beaches. Beautiful, calm and much warmer water-- and uncrowded is an understatement. I you want to find playmates you may need to go to a busier beach!

Takoma Park, MD
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2016


Ballston Beach is beautiful, especially early in the morning. In fact, we got married there.

Charlottesville, VA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2016


Beautiful dunes, secluded if you walk far enough from entrance.

2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2007


Easy access, beautiful sandbars, great waves and loads of curious seals popping up to look at us!

Ballston Beach Vacation Rentals

ID 35706
4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 10
Historic Truro Cape - 10 min Walk to the Ocean
Historic Truro Cape - 10 min Walk to the Ocean
Distance to beach: 0.5 mi to Ballston Beach