Walk to Nearby Cape Cod Beaches from North of Highland Camping Area

Clean, Quiet, Family Camping Near the Tip of Cape Cod

Located just a half-mile walk from scenic Head of the Meadow Beach

photo showing a sunrise over the ocean at Head of the Meadow Beach, one of Truro's Cape Cod beaches

Start your morning

With a peaceful walk along one of the finest Cape Cod beaches…

photo of a young girl blowing bubbles on the Cape Cod beach


Photo of a boy riding the waves on a boogie board at Head of the Meadow Beach Cape Cod

Play in the Waves

Smiling boy carrying a boogie board out of the ocean at Head of the Meadow Beach

Be a kid...

Your Relaxing Cape Cod Vacation Awaits…

After spending a peaceful day at the beach, there is no better way to fully experience the natural beauty of Cape Cod than “Camping Under the Stars” surrounded by pine trees at nearby North of Highland Camping Area.

Head of the Meadow is one of the finest Cape Cod beaches, and it is just a short half mile walk from North of Highland campground.  Since the campground is completely surrounded by the Cape Cod National Seashore Park the setting is naturally beautiful with campsites nestled among the pine trees.  Since North of Highland is so close to the beach you often can actually hear the peaceful sound of the waves breaking on the shore from the privacy of your campsite.   Since Head of the Meadow Beach is only an easy 6 to 8 minute walk, you can quickly stroll down the sandy beach path through the National Park, or if you would prefer you can ride your bike or even drive down Head of the Meadow Road to the beach. Either way one of the best beaches on Cape Cod is conveniently only moments away.

Head of the Meadow Beach actually has two connected beaches, the one on the right is managed by the Town of Truro and the one on the left is a Cape Cod National Seashore beach operated by the National Park Service.  There is no charge to walk onto Head of the Meadow Beach from the Truro Town Beach side (to your right as you approach the beach) – it is free! Once on the beach you are welcome to walk as long as you like in either direction, using the facilities of either beach.  Of course if you would rather drive, then daily parking for a fee is also available at the Truro Town side.  If you prefer to park at the Cape Cod National Seashore beach, be sure to bring along your America The Beautiful Pass if you have one, the lifetime National Park pass is only $10 for senior citizens.

What makes Head of the Meadow Beach One of the Best Cape Cod Beaches?

Photo of a sunset over the Cape Cod beaches

Or watch the sunset

Head of the Meadow Beach on Cape Cod has it all:

  • Beach Lifeguards

  • Sandbars at Low Tide

  • Waves Along the Shore and Sandbars

  • Surfing & Boogie Boarding

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Ample Parking

  • Scenic Natural Setting

  • Nighttime Beach Fires

  • Spectacular Display of Stars at Night Over the Beach



photo of man holding a large striped bass he caught on the Cape Cod beaches in North Truro, MA
Photo showing a day at the beach with beach umbrellas and sunbathers at Head of the Meadow Beach
three photos from Cape Cod beaches, including a Cape Cod beach fire, a girl walking along the Cape Cod shore and a boy surfing the waves

There Is Something for Everyone to Do at Head of the Meadow Beach:

  • Surf the Waves- Depending on the tide, wind direction and swells the waves are often ideal for Surfing, Boogie Boarding and Swimming

  • Explore a Shipwreck – At low tide you can occasionally see and explore the remains of shipwrecks along some of the sandbars, such as the 1872 wreckage of the Frances

  • See Wildlife – You may see seals swimming offshore or sandpipers and other native shore birds along the beach or dunes

  • Fly a Kite – The breeze coming off the ocean can be perfect for flying kites, especially in the afternoon.

  • Go Fishing – surf fishing from shore can be excellent, especially in the early morning or at night with fishermen catching striped bass, flounder, cod, and blue fish.

  • Enjoy a Beach Fire – In the evenings nothing is better than gathering around a Cape Cod beach fire cooking hot dogs and smores and enjoying the stars.   Each evening the Town of Truro will allow a few beach fires by permit only (free permits are available from the Truro Fire Department on a first come basis for Truro beaches.)

  • Gaze at the Stars – See the spectacular display of stars and The Milky Way on any clear evening from the beach.  You will be stunned by how bold the night sky appears here since you are surrounded by nature and the National Seashore instead of city lights.  Watch for meteor showers on evenings when the moon is not shining, especially the Perseids which are plentiful in early to mid August.


The perfect way to end your day...

Watching the sunset from the beach on Cape Cod

Remember, it’s just a short walk back from the beach to your campsite
when you are staying at North of Highland Camping Area

logo - North of HIghland Camping Area near the beach
photo of the Cape Cod National Seashore beach path to Head of the Meadow Beach from North of Highland Camping Area
photo of family walking along the path to the beach on Cape Cod
photo showing tents on Cape Cod campsites at North of Highland Camping Area

Just follow the sandy half mile walking path that winds through the pine trees of the Cape Cod National Seashore and you will be relaxing back at your Cape Cod campsite within just minutes.