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Review of Longnook Beach

Ranked #7 of 22 things to do in Truro
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

This beach is stunning as you look out at the expanse of sand & water!!! Not 1 person as far as the eye can see!!! Pictures don't do it justice. It's unique and a huge sand dune.
Perfect for a stop on the way out to Provincetown or back toward the mainland. We didn't realize it at the time but read later part of it is sometimes a nude beach.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

I love long nook beach, you can walk for about twenty minutes towards Ballston beach and enjoy the scenery of the dunes. My wife does not go naked, so it's like a bone of contention, no pun intended. It is painful for her to sit there fully clothed and have to ignore her surroundings. She reads a book or walks, but there no where to hide full clothed however, there are a few other women that are fully clothed. Most people do not make conversation if they don't know you. Everybody has their own space, and most folks are the regulars for years. We have not been there for about six years now, so I would like to visit myself for a few days, or so. The problem is, it is costly for one person to find a reasonable rate to stay over night and the beach pass thing could be a pain. I met the gentlemen who parks at the school and rides his bike to the beach, it's not bad, you're getting your exercise as you bike, as well. I've had some wonderful days there and met a few spectacular women, where I could almost taste their beauty. Moma Mia!!

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Reviewed 8 October 2014

We were able to visit a few times in June before town stickers were required. The nude section of the beach extends for a mile or so heading south towards Ballston Beach. There were never more than about thirty people on the nude section, so there was plenty of space separating everyone.

This was the perfect place for us as newbies to the nude beach experience. We had lots of peace and quiet. Interactions with others were limited, but friendly and welcoming. The more time we spent, the more relaxed and comfortable we got. My husband's physical manifestation of his excitement became less pronounced and less frequent, and I got used to the idea of people (especially men) being able to see EVERY square inch of my body.

The nonchalance and apparent indifference of the other beachgoers to nudity helped us realize that being nude at the beach is natural and really the best way to be. It was exhilarating to swim nude, play frisbee nude, and take long nude walks in the warm sunshine. By the end of June we had largely divested ourselves of the culturally imbued hangups with public nudity and were committed to going au naturel as much as possible at the beach.

39  Thank Jessica O
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a town-administered beach within the confines of the Cape Cod National Seashore on the ocean side of the Cape. It's at the end of Longnook Road which comes directly off Route 6. A parking sticker available only to Truro residents is required from mid-June thru Labor Day.

You walk down a path along the side of the cliffs to get to the beach. The nude section is a 10-15 minute walk to the right. It's unofficial (not posted as clothing-optional), but nudity there is ignored by officials. There are no lifeguards, no facilities, and no park ranger patrols,

My husband and I recently had our first nude beach experience at Haulover Park when we spent a week in Miami Beach. I've always loved being topless and my husband and I are long-time thong and g-string swimsuit wearers. Being nude on a public beach for the first time was a bit freaky. Going from nearly naked to actually naked required a big mental adjustment. I kind of liked it, but we decided that we need more practice to get comfortable.

This is a great beach to practice on because there's gobs of room, the scenery is spectacular, and it's guaranteed not to be crowded because of the restricted access and fairly small parking lot. The cliffs are amazing, the beach is wide and it goes forever, it seems. We did lots of walking. However, it was quite breezy the day we went and the water felt way too chilly to go in.

In the summertime it requires more effort to get to this beach. My husband talked to a regular who doesn't live in Truro who said that in the summer he parks at a school a little way down on Route 6 and rides his bike to the beach. I'm not sure if I'd want to go through the effort when I'm able to wear a g-string and go topless on the fringes of the other National Seashore beaches. Time will tell. We're going to try it again over the next few weekends if the weather cooperates.

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Reviewed 7 July 2015
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