monty at coast guard road beach

coast guard road beach in north truro, ma

Walk south at head of the meadow beach (to the right when looking at the ocean) and you will pass through Coast Guard Road beach in North Truro.
note that Coast guard road beach in truro is different that the much larger cape cod national seashore Coast Guard Beach in Eastham.
The limited parking area at Coast Guard Road Beach is for truro residents only, but the beautiful beach beyond the lifeguard-protected area is open to dogs.  The ORV trails are accessible with a National Seashore oversand driving sticker.
This beach is popular with people staying at nearby campgrounds that are walking distance away, and dog-friendly too.


orv trail at coast guard road beach

In the evening those with cape cod National Seashore ORV beach stickers can drive their vehicles on this beach for some night fishing. If you walk down to the right of Coast Guard Road beach be aware that it doubles as a roadway in the evenings, watch where you set up your blanket.

Like Head of the Meadow, the Off Road Vehicle area of Coast Guard Road beach doesn’t have a tire inflation device like at Race Point Beach in Provincetown. be prepared and bring your own air compressor.

coast guard road beach dog regulations

The cape cod national seashore beaches all share the same dog regulations: Dogs are allowed beyond the lifeguard protected sections of the beach. Dogs are required to remain leashed. Tickets are given to violators, so be aware.

parking fee info

please note that the main parking area at coast guard road beach in north truro requires a town of truro beach parking sticker. cape cod national seashore ORV vehicle passes allow for fishing access on coast guard road beach’s oversand trails.

coast guard road beach in north truro – nearby attractions

highland lighthouse (aka cape cod light) in north truro

Another mile south and you reach the highland lighthouse, also known as cape cod light. this historic cape cod lighthouse has a great observation deck on the edge of tall cape cod sand dunes overlooking the atlantic ocean far below. The deck marks the location of highland lighthouse before it was moved to safety from the eroding dunes.

the highland lighthouse observation deck is the perfect place to get a picture with the lighthouse in the background. be aware that dogs aren’t allowed on the deck or the lighthouse tour.

highland links golf course at highland lighthouse in north truro

golfers will enjoy the highland links golf course in north truro that sits in the shadow of highland lighthouse. highland links is a challenging scottish-style links course on the windy sand dune cliffs of the cape cod shoreline.

the sides of the fairways are lined with natural shoreline growth and make it very difficult to find your ball, so make sure to keep the ball low if its windy and bring extra golf balls if you’re a lousy golfer.

coast guard radar tower in north truro

nearby highland light sits the hulking shell of the old coast guard radar tower. The coast guard radar tower is part of the national seashore as well, and provides a glimpse of the cold war history of the united states and the role that cape cod played in it.


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