Ballston Beach

(508) 487-6983
41.999710, -70.021184
S. Pamet Road
  Truro, MA 02655
Barnstable County

Ballston Beach is a quiet, scenic alternative to many of the other Cape beaches, due to its limited parking and location at the end of South Pamet Road. Walking from the parking lot to the water can be long for children or elderly due to a steep hill and distance. The beach contains heavy bands of dried seaweed from past high-tides and small rocks and shells closer to the water and at the water’s edge. The slope on the beach area is gradual, and the waves are small to mid-sized. A wide open beach area is perfect for finding a private area to relax. 

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset

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Resident stickers required to park 9am – 4pm, 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day
Resident stickers, $15
Non-resident sticker (one week) $50
Non-resident sticker (season) $225
Replacement sticker, $1
Beach Sticker Information

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Life Guard

No lifeguard on-duty

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Allowed with permit; Beach Permit Information

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Carry in/carry out beach with food vendors within 5 minutes driving

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Motels/hotels are available within 5 minutes driving; rentals are available within walking distance to the beach.

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Not allowed 9am to 6pm the second Saturday in June until Labor Day

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Picnic Area


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Public Transportation

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Restrooms / Showers

Portable toilets are available.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding


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Walking Trails


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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Ballston Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature
Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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