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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