The stable of seaside communities in this region prides itself on comprising the “less touristed” area of the Cape. With an increasing number discovering its pretty (and often public) beaches, that claim may become more and more dubious with the years.
But for now, the little artists communities of Wellfleet, the year-round residents of Orleans , and the preservationists of Truro  can be content in knowing that the area’s biggest draw remains the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore .
When travelers envision the sandy shores and soft dunes of New England, that still-pristine park is where they’ll find it—minus the crowds of other areas. At least, that is, for now.
The Plymouth & Brockton (8 Industrial Park Rd., Plymouth, 508/746-0378, www.p-b.com ) bus line hits every major—and just about every minor—Cape Cod  town, from the tip of Provincetown  all the way to Boston . Fares vary; call for schedules.