Head of the Meadow Beach and Bike Trail

An uninterrupted wide beach and a flat 4-mile (round-trip) bike path

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Head of the Meadow Beach (and Bike Trail) in North Truro is a lovely stretch of beach where people come here for play and peace. The wreck of the good ship Frances (often visible at low tide) shares the waters with seals and occasional distant whales.

This beach has a combination of fine waves for boogie boarders and body surfers, and a sandbar that keeps the waves in check and the water a little warmer and safer for kids, waders, and casual swimmers.

Life guards patrol the portion of the beach located in bounds of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Limited restroom facilities are available during summer months.

Seaweed tends to collect here at the end of July and early August, so ask the parking lot attendant about conditions. It may be that a different idyllic beach is in order for the day.

Bike Trail => This flat, winding, paved, 2-mile trail through dunes and marshes runs between High Head Road and Head of the Meadow Beach parking lot. Strap your beach gear to your mighty, metal steed and you will be free of parking woes at the eponymous beach.

At A Glance

Head of the Meadow Beach
North Truro
Parking fee in summer only.

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