Nude beaches are increasing in popularity as our society lowers its inhibitions, and we are finding freedom in letting go of some previously accepted norms. Use this information to find a nude beach in Cape Cod.
There is one nude beach in Truro, Massachusetts. This beach has white sand and stretches on for miles. There are no accommodations, so you will need to bring everything you need with you. Remember to bring sunscreen, water, beach shoes, a first aid kit and leisure material. A picnic is a nice idea as well since there are no food vendors in the area. In order to park at this beach, you will need a parking permit, which you can obtain from the Town Hall located in Truro Village. These parking passes are valid for one week. Be sure to stay off of the dunes; not only is staying off the dunes an ecologically sound practice, it is also required by law.
Herring Cove Beach is the one nude beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This beach, which measures 40 by 100 feet, is located near Race Point adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore Beach. You will find the clothing optional section of the beach at the end of a parcel of marsh and woods. Herring Cove Beach has a very active nudist population. So active, in fact, that there are sections designated for lesbians and gay men. The lesbian section is to the left of the parking lot. There, you will find mostly topless women. If you go about a mile past that section, you will encounter the gay men's section and will likely find full nudity. Nudity is illegal in this area, but you shouldn't have a problem if you are at the beach during the day.
Tips & Warnings
- To reach the beach in Truro, take Route 6 until you are nearly to the end of Cape Cod. Once you reach the town of Truro, turn right onto Long Nook Road. Go to the end of the road and you will see the parking for the beach. Don't forget your parking pass!
- You can find Herring Cove Beach by taking Route 6. Follow this road until you reach the end of the cape and see signs for Herring Cove Beach. The fee for parking is $5 per day. Park on the left side and enter beach at this location.