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North Of Highland Camping Area

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North of Highland Camping Area, since 1954, is ideal for tenting, very family orientated, and has a short walking path through the "Cape Cod National Sea Shore" that leads you right to Head of the Meadow ocean beach. We have an on-site store, recreation room with fire place, pool tables & ping pong, library, laundromat, rest rooms, hot showers, and a playground (with parental guidance). You can come here to camp in the midst of all of the naural beauty of Cape Cod. Pitch your tent or tent trailer in the shade of our pine trees and easily walk to the beach every day of your relaxing vacation getaway. Yet we are still less than 10 minutes by car from bustling Provincetown and Wellfleet with plenty of shops, restaurants, art galleries and whale watching. To create a peaceful, safe environment for our guests we do NOT allow pets or motorcycles and we strictly enforce campground quiet hours 10:30 PM to 7:30 AM. Beach fires are allowed on the beach only in the evenings with a free permit.
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I don't normally write reviews to places that I stay but I think everyone should know what they get themselves into before booking this place. My number one advice to you: If you don't want to deal with a sour, rude old man (which introduces himself as the site owner and has no
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 9 Jul 2018
We are not an "everything goes" kind of place. We do not allow pets, motorcycles, generators and large RVs in our campground as most of our guests feel this helps create a better, more relaxing camping experience. We take fire safety and the peaceful comfort of our guests seriously, perhaps more so than many other campgrounds. We are very upfront with guests during booking and check-in regarding our environment and what our expectations are for guest behavior. We do this because we care about providing a safe and comfortable experience for all of our guests without surprises. Anyone who wants to party loudly into the late night or really wants to have a campfire or to bring their pets camping with them should look to stay somewhere else, as North of Highland will not be a good fit for them. On the other hand, if enjoying a short walk to a beautiful Cape Cod beach every day, then sleeping safely and soundly at night so that you end your vacation more rested and more relaxed than you were when you arrived sounds good to you, then North of Highland is probably the right place for you to stay!
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The campground was in a fantastic location, walking distance to the beach and quiet. There are no fires allowed in the campgrounds but you can walk or drive to the beach and have a fire there, which was pretty amazing. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Bring two quarters
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This is a beautiful, quiet, natural and well managed campground in an awesome outer Cape location. The campsites are really nicely laid out. Majority of sites had tents. We really felt like we were in the woods, yet could walk to the beach in 10 minutes. Quiet hours are
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This was our first trip to North of Highland Camping Area and it will not be our last. Nestled in a pine groove is one of the cleanest, quietest campgrounds that I have ever been in. The Highlights: -the walk to the beach. Easy, fast and convenient to not have to pay while
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I camped here many years ago and remember it being a welcoming, convenient place to stay. Not much has changed... still a lovely little get away situated a hop skip and a jump from the beach. The owners and staff are polite and helpful. The 10p quiet time rule is adhered to in
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The path was wide and clean and easy to navigate with a Wonder Wheeler.
North of Highland is primarily focused on tent camping and smaller tent trailers and camper vans. The campground has a limited number of campsites for mid-sized trailers that have electric and water hookups. These sites may be reserved for the entire camping season May 24 to September 9 with a 25% discount, but are not rented on just a nightly or weekly basis. Please email us if you wish to check on the availability of our seasonal sites.
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Any recommendations on where to rent bikes close to here?
There are a number of reputable bicycle rental businesses nearby, and at least two of them deliver bikes to the campground regularly. Idle Times Bike Shop has shops on Rt 6 in both Wellfleet and Eastham and both delivers and picks up from the campground (508-255-5070). Little Capistrano Bike Shop in Wellfleet does so as well (508-255-6515). The Bike Shack at 63 Shank Painter Road in Provincetown seems to be the least expensive option allowing guests to park at their facility while riding bikes in and around P-Town.
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We have a variety of campsites at varying distances to the bathrooms. We have four separate sections in our campground with a bathroom building centrally located in the middle of each of the areas. So some campsites are conveniently very close to bathroom facilities, with the closest being about 50 feet away and the furthest being perhaps 200 yards or meters away. All sites are comfortably walkable to restrooms, but I would suggest that whenever you make a reservation that you include your preference to be near the bathrooms if that is a concern for you. On a related note, we also have some more remote campsites that we call "path sites", where in order to access the campsite you would take a short walking path down into the site from where you park your car. These sites can be very secluded and private, but I would probably not recommend them for your particular needs as they would require a flashlight to navigate the walking path at night.
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Sorry for the delayed response, am just seeing your question today. We have lots of more remote campsites. Most of our sites are sprinkled along the higher ground contours of the property, so the campsites on the outside edges of the loops frequently have pretty overlooks of the valleys surrounding them with pine trees. The Cape Cod National Seashore Park surrounds our property, so many of the outside facing campsites are abutted against the National Park itself with pine forest running the entire length of the site. We also have a number of "path sites" where guests would park their vehicle in a designated parking spot, then take a short walking path 30-90 feet back down into the campsite itself. These sites tend to be some of our most private campsites, but may not be as convenient to access your car or the restrooms. Feel free to view our camp map on our website and get a sense of the foliage with GoogleEarth.
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Is there cell phone coverage at the campgrounds/along the beach? Thank you.
Yes, for being this close to the beach we do still get fairly good cell reception here, depending upon your cellular carrier. Verizon has the best signal, AT&T is pretty good also, but Sprint is less effective. In the campground we also provide an Adult Quiet Room where you can charge your telephones and mobile devices for free.
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"Go somewhere else."
"go and check it out for yourself - pick your site carefully"
"Area 2 was very quiet and peaceful"
"All sites seem attractive but those looking out at nothing but woods are particularly beautiful and peaceful."
"this is a campground. we loved area 3/4 which is farther out!"
north of highland camping area hotel north truro
United StatesMassachusettsCape CodNorth Truro
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