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Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
(4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Dig your feet into the sand; wade in the calm, clear water; and look for whales and seals offshore at Herring Cove Beach. Purchase food, or bring your own snacks to eat at the picnic tables. The beach has convenient parking nearby, bathrooms and changing rooms, and easy access to nearby bike trails. Lifeguards are on duty, and some beachgoers bring their dogs along. For Herring Cove Beach and beyond, use our Provincetown itinerary maker to get the most from your Provincetown vacation.
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  • The sunset from this beach...you can sit in your car if its too cold....is just spectacular. I just pulled into the lot and there it was....setting over the horizon...it was breathtaking! 
  • Parking on the parking lot at Herring Cove Beach and chances are, you'll just see a whale!
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  • You absolutely must make the drive here to watch the sunset-- it is breathtaking! On our trip to the cape, we travelled around throughout the week, but I would hands down stay in Provincetown from her...  more »
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  • Easy access beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Ample car parking, easy bicycle access, great (cash only) snack bar run by local shop "Farland". They also have periodic concerts and bonfires. You can get a permit for your own campfire, but you have to do this a couple days in advance at the national seashore visitor's center by Race Point. Watching the sunset from Herring Cove is wonderful. There are also showers, changing rooms, and water fountains. Great beach. Get an annual national seashore pass, it pays for itself in just a couple visits.
  • Really awesome beach. Be careful of the riptides, they looked scary. The bike path was really amazing, almost looked like the west but with sand. I was really blown away. Also paid for parking here and biked to p-town!!! It was 11 minutes on the bike and would highly recommend!!!
  • Very nice, not that crowded. Clean beach and clean water. There is a risk of sharks but that is not very likely. Sometime you can see a seel swimming in the ocean. The parking is 20$.
  • Cute little beach with lots of parking. Very quiet in the off season and a great place to catch some sun.
  • Best place for sunsets in Province town. The surf is quieter hear than on the outer side beaches, so this is a better spot for children. If you stay nearby you can ride your bike here on nice safe bike trails.