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Ballston Beach

Address: Truro, MA
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Truro
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Boston, Massachusetts
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270 reviews 270 reviews
150 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is one of the best dune beaches that I have ever been to. It is a town beach in Truro that I spent the day with friends one of which has a home there. Do go there when in Truro ..You will not be disappointed.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had an incredibly beautiful walk here Columbus Day weekend. The waves were beautiful with their spindrift, billowing white against the cloudless blue sky. And the color of the sea was so blue. Walking the long beach, with its massive dunes and clay layers , we felt joyful and appreciative. In the winter storms, the broad beach has suffered erosion... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Truro beaches are unspoiled. They are absolutely beautiful with giant dunes (not to be climbed though). At Ballston you'll enjoy lots of waves and see lots of seals!

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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to Ballston Beach for the day in July. It was not only a beautiful beach but fun for the kids as well. It is a wide long beach. The waves were the right size for kids under 10 to Bogie Board and play in. The kids we were with are good swimmers and used to the ocean. It... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a town beach that requires a resident sticker from mid-June to Labor Day. The beach is nice and wide and is set against undulating cliffs. There are no facilities, and cell phone service is spotty at best because of the height of the cliffs. Near the entrance is a typical family beach. Walking north (to the left) about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A cliché but so appropriate. Perhaps it was the fog that was rolling in from the sea but boy oh boy, how beautiful can a beach be! The white wide beach, soft sand, and dunes, Cape Cod beach homes, a couple walking their dog, great enough to paint or just remember forever. Sea was really rough when we were there... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ballston Beach is one of my favorite places to go for just soaking up the view and taking photographs. The huge "bumps" or hills among the dunes are very distinctive. Unfortunately, the ocean has broken through, but the dunes are still there. The house in one of Edward Hopper's famous paintings of Cape Cod sits right to the left of... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

we've been going to balston beach since 1998 and it is the place my children and i love the best. i cannot imagine a summer without balston...it is unlike any other beach on the cape and we have investigated!

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Boston MA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Beautiful dunes with Hoperesque houses in distance. Wide, flat sand. Good walks in either direction (North is nude). Good shells after storms.

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Boca Raton, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

this is what a beach should be. miles of ocean and dunes

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