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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. For Herring Cove Beach and beyond, use our Provincetown itinerary maker to get the most from your Provincetown vacation.
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  • ...so maybe time for a brief update? The last time we were here, it was a midsummer weekend. An early summer weekday is a different experience – easier to park, and much less crowded. It's still just ...  more »
  • If you have a hottie, take them here to impress. Sunset on the East Coast. WHAT??!!! The national seashore park is trying to do some storm damage cleanup. It is beautiful no matter.  more »
  • This beach is close to Provincetown's other beach, Race Point. It's easier here to get to the beach and the water seems to be calmer on this side of the Cape. The sunsets are gorgeous, as are the sunr...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!