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What Everyone Ought to Know About Truro in October

Lauren Collins

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Cape Cod is a playground for people from all over the country, and even the world.  

Once the fall hits however, the roads are clear, many businesses are closed for the winter, and the pace of life slows down again.

October is one of the best times to visit Cape Cod, and I was lucky enough to spend a night in Truro with Ryan this past week to explore the empty beaches and restaurants all to ourselves.


Exploring the Empty Beaches of Lower Cape Cod​

It was a sunny but brisk day with absolutely no traffic, when Ryan and I arrived at MFCC member Dave Frennesson's cottage. Dave's cottage is a charming three bedroom tucked into the trees at the end of a road through the woods.

A half mile or so in either direction from the cottage takes you ​to beautiful beaches, and a quick drive away is one of my all-time favorite places, Provincetown.

After getting settled into the cottage, we hopped in the car and went exploring.  Ryan and I love to go for walks and hikes, so we were excited to find some places to go.

Our first stop was Great Hollow Beach, which is just down the road from Dave's cottage.  It was a beautiful stretch of beach on the bay side that is a perfect place to sit and take in the views.

​Most of this beach is private (there is a 100 yard stretch where you can lay a towel and have a beach day) but we decided not to walk this beach to respect peoples' properties.

So we set off in search of a better place for a hike. 15 minutes later we arrived at one of my personal favorite beaches, Head of the Meadow in Truro. 

We were the only ones on the entire stretch of beach, except for a few groups of seals.  Ryan surfcasted for small stripers as I beachcombed for treasures and hung out with the seals.  

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  1. Great write up! I love the fish write ups, but would be very happy to see more of these type blogs as well, thanks!

    1. Sounds good Rick! I will let Lauren know.

      I also have some more posts in the queue similar to this one, about fishing different towns on the Cape. Stay tuned…

  2. Great article ! Been going to North Truro all my life. It became our families special place and we loved entertaining and introducing friends and family to that part of the world. Park at Herring cove and cast and walk to Race Point or Wood End. I’ve had some of the most amazing light tackle fishing doing that.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation Mark! So glad you enjoyed the article 🙂

  3. Love it.. Sounds like a do over tomorrow, Love we’re we live, glad you and Ryan are experiencing it full on..
    nice blog Lauren.

    1. Thanks so much!

  4. I absolutely love the lower Cape during September ,October. Best season ever!!!!!!

    1. This was my first time down there this late after Labor Day and I loved it!

  5. Our family has had a place in Eastham since 1970 and my bride and I love October, April and May, first half of June are runners up. We are on our way back for the last week of the month. She kindly waits for me to hit a couple of beaches and maybe the canal one more time.And after 47 years, it is OK to pretend that the first two weeks of November are just the fifth and sixth weeks of October.

    1. That’s great Mark! Enjoy your time while you’re down there!

  6. Thanks for sharing, Lauren. We hope to make a fam run this weekend and just may venture down that direction.

    1. Sounds fun, enjoy!


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