North Truro Travel Guide

  • Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
    Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
    by SteveOSF
  • North Truro Beach (bayside)
    North Truro Beach (bayside)
    by kazander
  • Sunset over Provincetown
    Sunset over Provincetown
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North Truro Things to Do

  • Highland Light

    Highland Light is also known as Cape Cod Light. The 1857 lighthouse was moved inland to save it from the wrath of the ocean. With good weather, the light can be seen 20 miles out to see. You can go up to the top of the lighthouse for a fee. But you can walk around the grounds fro free. They have a gift shop. Highland Light is also a great spot just...

  • Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

    I think this is the only winery on Cape Cod. It is nestled in an attractive location and is fun to visit. The shop is inside a restored 1830's farmhouse. Here their wine, along with an assortment of gifts, is sold. Being in operation only since 1992, Truro Vineyards is a relative newcomer to the world of wine. Tastings are offered throughout the...

  • Cape Cod Lighthouse AKA Highland Light

    The Cape Cod Lighthouse is worth a visit any time of day, but it was just beautiful at sunrise. It's located on the Atlantic side onf the Cape Cod National Seashore. Beyond the light itself, is a walkway that will lead you to the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. The tours are only open from May to October. You can climb the tower for a small...

  • Contemplating the Curve of the Earth

    Well not the whole earth exactly, but from your beach chair on the Bay you do get a nice view of the curve of the very tip of the Cape. It's cool. And it's a fun activity to try when you tire of reading Harper's or that stack of Harlequin Romances you brought along--or for when you need to get up out of your chair to refresh your mojito, whichever...

  • Checking Out Things that Grow in the...

    After 5 or 6 cocktails there are few things more fascinating than checking out things that grow in the sand. Over the years I have checked out quite a number of plants, all of which have been quite nice with the exception of the time I got poison ivy back in '91.

  • Trying to Hit Adults with Bubbles

    This one is really for the kids. For some reason they seem to really enjoy trying to hit us adults with bubbles (as well as with sand and the occasional squirt gun) while we are trying to read the Globe. They are undeterred from this task even after being yelled and hollered at repeatedly. This not only proves that their attention spans are much...

  • Banging on Buckets and Pretending They...

    Another fun beach activity in North Truro involves banging on buckets and pretending they are drums. You can imagine that you are in a rock band, or simply sit back and enjoy the rythym while having the satisfaction of knowing that you are bugging the hell out of the annoying, snobby people from Connecticut next door. Highly recommended.

  • Braving the High Seas

    As unseaworthy as my friends and I may be, we are not to be deterred in our annual pilgramage to the sea in my friend Jay's trusty kayak. Throughout the week of our stay in N. Truro, we unwisely join several other (more seasoned) kayakers on the Bay, paddling around in circles until someone comes by and gives us shove in the right direction....

  • Provincetown

    When you get tired of sitting on the beach and lounging around, the exciting nightlife, restaurants and shopping of Provincetown are only a 10 minute drive away. As you may know, P-town is a "colorful" city whose population mainly consists of gay and lesbian people and Portugese fishermen. They have a great collection of shops, art galleries,...


North Truro Hotels

  • Crow's Nest Resort

    496 Shore Rd., Rt. 6A, North Truro, Massachusetts, 02652, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Top Mast Resort

    P.O. Box 44, North Truro, Massachusetts, 02652, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sandbars Beachfront Resort

    570 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA, 02652

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

North Truro Restaurants

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    Marconi Beach BBQ and seafood: The smell will lure you in...

    by kazander Updated Jun 27, 2006

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    Driving down Rt 6, we were in search of a little lunch. We had planned on possibly going to the Wicked Oyster which is supposed to be fabulous, but as we passed by the Marconi Beach BBQ, the mouth watering smell made us turn around and change our plans. It was about 3 and we pretty much had the place to ourselves (I suppose everyone else was at the beach!) We got a great spot by the window, where we had a perfect view of the Huge smoker BBQ out front. We watched as the giant batches of ribs were loaded and unloaded. Yummy!

    Favorite Dish: I loved the pulled BBQ chicken sandwich, Lou was a huge fan of the Surf and turf, lobster and ribs combo...

    Tasty BBQ
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North Truro Shopping

  • Culinary Haven

    Ah the smell that eminates from this shop! The moment you step out of your car it just washes over you and beckons you inside. Filled with barrels and shelves of fragrant spices, teas, the makings of potpourri and tons of little kitchen gadgets, you will be sure to load up your arms with goodies.STORE HOURS : MONDAY - FRIDAY --- 9:00am until...

  • Everything you Could Ever Need in One...

    As I said in the intro, North Truro is tiny. There are very few stores or places to shop. However, there is one place in town that has everything. I do mean everything from inflatable beach toys, fresh coffee and baked goods, newspapers, canned goods, produce, souvenirs, paperback books, and frozen foods, to toys and candy. If you run out of...

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North Truro Warnings and Dangers

  • The Perils of Sea Grass

    by peach93 Updated Dec 15, 2006

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    It looks lovely enough, green and wavy in the breeze, but DO NOT be fooled. This stuff is botanical razor wire. Walk through a patch wearing shorts and sandals and you will suffer the wrath of this coastal plant. It will cut up your skin with so many paper-cut-like slashes that you'll be forced to have a frosty gin and tonic just to cope. Wear pants if you decide to take a stroll through the dunes.

    The Culprit
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North Truro Favorites

  • Songs O' The Briny

    As most of you may already know, a seaside holiday is just not the same without a few sea shanties to serenade you to sleep. Of course this is easier said than done unless you've got the crew of a 19th Century whaling ship handy, but we've got the solution: Dan Zanes' "Sea Songs". Yes, this is the real deal, complete with all of your yo ho ho's and...

  • The cape in the morning....

    Waking up at 4:30 am when the sky is still pearly grey, quickly getting dressed and quietly sneaking out of the house to drive just a few miles to Highland Light. Everything was deserted and perfectly quiet, save for the waves and a few scampering bunny rabbits...After a few photos in the perfect morning light, we drove into Provincetown, where...

  • Follow the Rules!

    Whether you stay at Days' Cottages like we do or at some other likewise establishement there will most likely be rules that you have to abide by if you don't want to get kicked out. Over the years we have all memorized Days' rules and can recite them verbatim. An especially fun thing is pointing out when someone is breaking one of the rules and...


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