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Longnook Beach, Cape Cod

Truro, MA

42.019936° N, -70.037799° W

Where: Longnook Rd, Truro View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

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Good for: Surfing, Swimming, Walking


If you are looking to get away from it all then this is the beach for you. A little isolated and off the beaten path, Longnook has massive sand dunes line that beach. The beach has smaller waves and is a great spot for boogie boarding. A steep sand dune is the only entrance down to the beach - access may be difficult for some visitors. Parking is only for residents


11 rated reviews | 14 total reviews

Fairfield, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2023


Longnook Beach is dreamy… It wasn’t beach weather when I was there but I couldn’t imagine a more zen beach… so big, clean, beautiful… Picturesque perfection!!

Philadelphia, PA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2023


The most idyllic, secluded beach on the Cape.

Delanson, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2022


I like Head of the Meadow but my husband liked Longnook. But both are beautiful and not overcrowded. I love watching the seals.

Bristol, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2022


Long Nook is our favorite! Feels like a private beach - very secluded and beautiful. You have to be willing to walk down a steep dune hill to get to the beach (and back up when you want to leave) but it’s worth it!

York, ME
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2022


Beautiful sunsets, stunning views across the ocean and lots of seals!

2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2015


Best place for surfing and body surfing, at low tide, of course. Very nice sandy beach, spectacular view from the cliff.

Cape Elizabeth, ME
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2021


Every morning we had the speech basically to ourselves for the most amazing dog walks ever! The landscape was stunning in the access was easy.

2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2020


Wide open, cliffs, rugged, beautiful!

San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2020


Sweeping views, long isolated walks, wonderful wading, fabulous sunsets!

Tarrytown, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2018


It's beautiful! The large dune and small parking lot keeps the number of people down so never feels crowded. Unless its one of the years when high tide comes very close to dunes and you happen to be there at high tide....

Chatham, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2018


The view from the top is exquisite!! The waves are frothy, ferocious and never ending for as far as the eyes can see. Wild, woolly and empty on a windswept, blustery day after the only storm of our two week vacation in Truro. We stayed there all morning, gazing, with coffee and local scones. Breathe deep and store in your memory for a life time.

Manchester, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013


Just beautiful, not crowded at all... Great waves & wonderful views!

New Haven, CT
2 reviews
Member since: May 2014


High dunes and beautiful sandy beach. If you walk a little way in either direction you can find privacy.

Mc Lean, VA
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2015


Gorgeous dunes. Beautiful lighting.

Longnook Beach Vacation Rentals

ID 26680
3 BR
1 ½ bath
Sleeps 6
Quiet Artist's Cottage on the National Seashore
Quiet Artist's Cottage on the National Seashore
Distance to beach: 1/3 mile Longnook Beach and 3 miles Corn Hill Beach
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