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Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 600+ 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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  • You can have the beach practically all to yourself off season. Just a few beach combers and people fishing were around when we were there in October. Beautiful. 
  • we go every year, just sit and relax and watch the sea and if you are lucky you might see a whale we have several times over the past but i will tell you if you want peace and tranquility this is the ...  read more »
  • We were here on August 21st, 2016. This is a really nice beach if you're going to P-Town for the day. The museum, the beach and the facilities are clean and top-notch. It is a bit crowded, however, th...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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$.
  • 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!!!
  • Part of the cape cod national Seashore this easy access beach has beautiful sunsets. New bathhouse and food from Far Lands Provisions. Music some nights. A ptown hot spot. The easy access means that it is paved too close to the road. Pavement has collapsed in some places.
  • This beach isn't too terribly crowded but the tides aren't as big as race point but a good family beach if you're in p-town. Overall, it is a nice peaceful beach with amenities and a snack bar.
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