Summer vacation colonies don't get much better than lovely Truro, Massachusetts. This sleepy town on the northern tip of Cape Cod is replete with beautiful duney beaches and small-town hospitality. Bask in the sun and surf at one of our Truro vacation rentals. They offer the perfect escape from the everyday.
Native Americans called the town Payomet, fishing off its picturesque shores for many generations. The Pilgrims landed here in 1620, finding plentiful fresh water and maize. The town was finally incorporated in 1709, becoming a shipbuilding center for a short time but thrived once farmers began cultivating crops such as asparagus and turnips. The railroad, built after the Civil War, brought summer tourists from Boston and they have never stopped returning since. Today, Truro remains a sleepy town most of the year but bursts at the seams come summer. You'll love it, too, thanks to our Truro vacation cottages.
Truro is all about the beach and with it occupying a bit of the Cape Cod National Seashore, you're never far from captivating dunes and crystal clear water. Several beaches lie within the confines of town. Ballston Beach rates highly for its decent waves and accessibility by bike. Corn Hill Beach is a family-friendly bay refuge with plentiful parking, gorgeous views, and warm water. Fisher Beach features calm waters and lots of space. Expert kayakers flock to Great Hollow Beach. The relative isolation of Longnook Beach makes it appealing to locals. Fish to your heart's content at cozy Pond Village Beach or enjoy quiet solitude at Ryder Beach.
Day Trips from Truro
With their location near the tip of the Cape, our Truro vacation rentals are uniquely positioned to offer great escapes for the entire family. You can start your day in trendy Provincetown, just 10 miles to the north, that offers great restaurants and nightlife. Wellfleet is five miles to the south and boasts the Wellfleet Preservation Hall and the Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary. Eastham and Chatham offer a wealth of cultural and outdoor attractions.
Enjoy a relaxing holiday in Truro, Massachusetts, one of the most charming towns on Cape Cod. You're sure to want to return after staying at one of our Truro vacation homes!
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