Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

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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. To visit Herring Cove Beach and other attractions in Provincetown, use our Provincetown vacation planning website .
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  • We sat on the beach and watched the sunset here after a day of shopping and eating in P'town. Its a spot we've watched sunsets from before. A great way to end a day trip to Provincetown. Don't miss it...  more »
  • If you're a romantic who loves the sound of ocean waves, the smell of sea water, and beautiful sunsets, Herring Cove Beach is the place for you.  more »
  • Great beach with a Hot dog house, bathrooms and lots of parking. Always so clean. We love this beach. The local bus brings you and all your beach stuff right to the beach. Being in the COVE no worry o...  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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