After years of searching for a quiet, commerce-free beach vacation locale, we happened upon a listing for a quaint cottage in Truro on the Cape. We had been to P'Town a couple of times, but somehow the town of Truro was off our radar. Probably because it doesn't announce itself loudly as one is approaching the Cape's end. As it turns out, that is the good news!
In stark contrast to the pageantry and crowds of P'Town, this small cottage community provides comfort, friendly vacationing and long term neighbors, and a very swim-able bay 100 paces from the front door.
I was there for a week. I swam every day. It was heavenly. And because beach access on the ocean side (several miles away) is exclusive to those who have a short or long term rental contract, the beaches are respected, friendly and protected from the throngs of most busy seaside locations. The week's pass only cost $50. A steal.
The cottage is extremely well cared for, clean, and the ambiance is homey and "beachy" in the best of ways.
We are very particular about our summer destinations. We would definitely go back.
One word of advice. Unless you have a sizable budget for food (the cheapest eats are pricey), shop for the week and make use of the very user friendly kitchen. We cooked a number of seafood meals. Fish bought fresh at Mac's on the south border of P'Town, 5 or so miles away.
And when you are in the mood for some action, P'Town is a shortish drive right up Rte 6 and 6A. We had a marvelous whale watch (12 individual whales, seen multiple times... a banquet) and also a dune ride offered by Art's in town. Art's jeeps have access to the dunes that no others have. Magic.
Dear Howard and Lizzie,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for choosing our cottage for your vacation. We look forward to accommodating you again!
Jean and Mike