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Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

4.7
#2 of 74 in Beaches in Massachusetts
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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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  • All beaches cost National Park fees. If you plan to go to more than one beach in a day or 3 days of going to a beach, it is wise to buy the season pass for $60.  more »
  • This beach is great! The water is warmer than most and very calm - no waves, so it's perfect for swimming longer times/distances! It's also great to snorkel and look for crabs/etc... Since the waves d...  more »
  • The beach walk without shoes was a bit rough being that it was covered with tiny pebbles (Race Point was much softer). The bike trail ended (there was construction in the area) and you had to get on t...  more »
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  • Best sunsets of any Cape Cod National Seashore Beach. Great beach for dogs. Don't walk your dog too far though unless you want to stumble onto the clothing-optional beaches. ;-)
  • Beautiful beach with views of not just the ocean but marshes, tall grass, and wildlife. Lots of biking and walking trails nearby too.
  • epic for so many reasons not too be missed your cell phone probably wont work so leave it behind and embrace the province lands
  • 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.
  • Great beach for watching the sunset and relaxing. You may get to see a seal swimming by.

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Provincetown hosts dozens of bed and breakfasts and hotels, offering comfortable lodgings at all price points. Most of the town's quaint inns and guesthouses--located in restored century-old buildings within walking distance of most major attractions--provide spacious rooms loaded with high-tech features, plus complimentary hot breakfast. It may be extremely difficult to get a room at the height of Provincetown's tourist season, so shop for bargains and make your reservations several months before your trip.
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