Head of the Meadow

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When exploring New England in the summer, there’s no shortage of scenic and expansive beaches. From the North to South Shore over to the islands and Cape, most folks have a favorite beach that they frequent in the summer months. True to habit, I often find myself at Provincetown’s Race Point Beach or along the South Shore.

A few weeks ago, I came across Truro’s Head of the Meadow beach with my husband and decided it is the best beach of Cape Cod. As dog owners, we’re constantly on the lookout for dog-friendly beaches – we do have a water dog after all! As we walked up to the beach, we saw umbrellas and families sprawled out for a day of fun. There were plenty of people along the beach, but it felt spacious.

There were two sand bars separated by a an estuary that fed into the ocean. The afternoon light glistened on the water – it was a gorgeous sight!

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Head of the Meadow is part of Cape Cod’s National Seashore. If you pay to visit, you can visit any (or all!) of the six beaches. More information here.

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Image credit: Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman


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  1. dreamy! i cannot wait to be at the beach this weekend, though in maine!

  2. GORG! I’m always on the South Shore too… need to break out before summer’s end :)