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Wonderful beach with amazing number of seals!

Head of the Meadow Beach is a wonderful beach! A big plus is that it is easily accessed, with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greg L
Large and plenty of seals

We always wander along here when we are in the Cape . Much less busy than Race point beach . If... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
JanC377
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My family has a house in Truro and this is one of their favorite beaches. Came in mid July and it wasn’t too crowded which was nice. Lots of parking spots available at 1pm. Easy walk down to the shore. Scenic dunes once you pick...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Head of the Meadow Beach is a wonderful beach! A big plus is that it is easily accessed, with a sizable free parking lot just a 5 minute walk from the shore. Seals bask on sandbars at low tide, or bob offshore at high tide....More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We always wander along here when we are in the Cape . Much less busy than Race point beach . If you park at far left of the car park and walk over the dune path and turn left you should see seals . It’s...More

Thank JanC377
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Wonderful beach!!! Great place to bring your dogs. Saw many seals at the end of the sunset. Gorgeous view, easy access and tons of room to make it your own private Idaho!

1  Thank andreabrysn
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Rolling waves, great sand, and a 200-yard long lagoon of warm water (~5 ft deep) for those who don’t want to potentially be mistaken for a seal...

2  Thank BeersAtTheBeach
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to this beach since I was a little kid and it’s still my favorite beach on the cape. The gray seal population has exploded over the years which makes for fascinating viewing. Of course you’ll hear about shark sittings but don’t be...More

Thank LukePHL65
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have enjoyed Head of the Meadow Beach in the past but this visit was so stinky. We walked further past the brackish water to try to escape the smell but often it came our way. The flying bugs were also a bit obnoxious this...More

1  Thank Remycub
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Friends and I have been coming to Head of the Meadow for as long as I can remember. Great meeting spot, great beach, only complaint is it can get quite crowded in the summer months. Each season we come back, the winter high tides alter...More

3  Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite beaches in the cape. Over the years we have been to many beaches with our young kids, Head of the Meadow ranks high on the list. Get there early by 10am before it gets filled up to see the stunning big...More

1  Thank Jason b
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the real beauties of this part of the world is the Cape Cod National Seashore, and one of the gems of the National Seashore is Head of The Meadow. This is an easily-accessed beach that edges the Atlantic Ocean. It's family-friendly, with lots...More

2  Thank Ntruroman
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

There are so many reasons to love this beach- it’s beautiful, it’s easy to get on (once you drive to truro!), there’s lifeguards, and there’s something for everyone- waves, tide pools, large Sandbar/pond that fills up with the tide (free of seals/sharks!). But if you’re...More

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lighthouselady63
22 August 2018|
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Response from iheartvaca73 | Reviewed this property |
We did not see any stinky seaweed. And sharks... well, they’re in the ocean, so yes, they are present. BUT- HOM has a large inlet that fills up as the tide comes in and gets quite deep, so that would be the option for... More
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moehan
1 August 2018|
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Response from CM2020 | Reviewed this property |
No. The elevation difference is very little from the parking lot to the beach area. There's a long mat starting at the parking lot to walk along until your on the beach. The water receades a little bit during low tide so... More
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moehan
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Response from wendywaterman | Reviewed this property |
Not a long walk at all, just like most beaches. A small walk. There is a long mat to walk on to make the journey easier. No climbing dunes or stairs or anything of such.
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