Truro (Massachusetts)

Truro is a town in Massachusetts on Cape Cod and includes the village of North Truro. Truro has great unspoiled natural beauty and beaches with high sandy cliffs on the ocean side. Cape Cod Light (sometimes called Highland Light) is the oldest lighthouse on Cape Cod. One of the joys in Truro is exploring all the back roads, discovering small beaches and quaint properties.

Days' Cottages along Route 6A in North Truro

Get in

Wellfleet and Provincetown are the bordering towns.

By car

Truro is about an hour from the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne via Route 6.

By bus

By boat

Ferry Service between Boston and Provincetown, combined with The Flex Bus:

By plane

Get around

Route 6 is the main highway connecting Truro with contiguous towns. An alternate Route, 6A, parallels Route 6 to the west and skirts the bay. A car is useful for exploring the bordering towns of Provincetown and Wellfleet and the Cape Cod National Seashore.




Beach parking permits are required at Truro town beaches between the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day. Parking permits are issued to residents who own property in Truro and nonresidents who are staying in Truro. For visitors who do not fall into either of the aforementioned categories Truro offers two beaches where anyone may park for a daily fee of $10, which can be paid at the beach. The pay-by-the-day beaches are Head of the Meadow on the ocean side, and Corn Hill on the bay side. Those who wish to bike or walk in do not need a to pay a fee or have a permit.

To obtain a parking permit we ask that residents bring to the Beach Office their car registration, and non residents also bring their registration and a lease or some other document which demonstrates their temporary residence in Truro. Permits are available seven days a week from 8AM to 4PM from the office located at 36 Shore Road/Route 6A next to the old North Truro post office, call with any questions at: +1 508-487-6983

2012 Beach Sticker rates:

Bay Side

Ocean Side




Truro Vineyards


The town's largest concentration of cottages is in North Truro along Route 6A at "Beach Point."



Go next

Day trips to any other Cape Cod town, particularly Provincetown.

Routes through Truro

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