Background photo by Don Sylor
Ethan Daniels

Don’t-miss dining

Adrian and Annette Cyr opened Adrian’s Restaurant (, 508-487-4360) in 1985 as a breakfast restaurant and later expanded to a dinner place specializing in regional Italian cuisine. Try the cranberry pancakes with orange butter for breakfast. For dinner, enjoy the Linguine with Clam Sauce, or Grilled Polenta with either a sausage and hot pepper sauce or a sweet pepper ragu.

Sit on the outside deck for water views from the bluff. The Whitman House, with its Early American décor, is another good bet. Try the Whitman Sampler appetizer: blackened swordfish, scallops, and jumbo shrimp served with béarnaise sauce.

Create your own sub or pizza at Savory Pizza Grill (, 508-487-2225) and enjoy a dish of homemade Wicked Mud Flats chocolaty ice cream at Sweet Escape, located next door.

Insider’s tip

Be on the lookout for the next sandbar that hundreds of gray seals will make a hangout in Truro. Last summer, about 300 frequently lounged at low tide on a J-shaped sandbar off High Head Beach in Truro until an August nor’easter wiped it out. The site—known as a haul-out—allows seals to rest after feeding and protects them from land predators because of a deep-water “moat” that separates it from the beach. In 2010, a large group of seals, with their noisy moaning and acrobatic swimming, became a real tourist attraction, and naturalists were often on hand to make sure people didn’t get too close to the federally protected mammals. The seals seem to like the Truro area; during the summer of 2009 their chosen spot was at Head of the Meadow Beach, just south of High Head Beach

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Donna Scaglione is a freelance writer living in Falmouth.

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