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The Beaches of the Town of Truro

Jennie Sparrow | 10/11/2019 (updated 1/24/2020)

If you are lucky enough to find yourself on the Outer Cape with some time to spare, consider visiting the lovely beaches of Truro! From bayside to oceanside, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to take in the salt air, surf, and sun!

Ryder Beach on the bayside.

Bay Beaches

Perfect for families and enjoyable for all, you can’t go wrong when you head to a bay beach on Cape Cod—especially one found in Truro! The calm waters and the amazing views of Cape Cod Bay and many towns on the Cape are sure to make for an enjoyable beach day! Climb a picturesque dune covered in beach roses to get to Ryder Beach. Find plentiful parking there, as well as at historic Corn Hill Beach. Head to Cold Storage Beach for a quieter beach scene. As is the case with most Cape Cod bay beaches, there are many exciting tidepools to explore when the tide goes out!

Ballston Beach on the oceanside.

Ocean Beaches

If you’re looking for grand views, miles of beach, and exciting surf, then head to one of Truro’s popular ocean beaches. Find huge, deep, tide pools at Head of the Meadow and Longnook Beach. Here, children can find reprieve from the wilder surf in protected pools. Famous for its hills painted by Edward Hopper, the beauty of Ballston Beach is almost unmatched! Enjoy larger waves here, perfect for surfing and bodyboarding.

With so many sandy retreats available, you’re definitely going to need more than a day or two to enjoy all the wonderful beaches found in Truro!

For a more complete list of Truro beaches, visit our Truro Beach Page.