Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

4.7
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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  • Stunning beach with lifeguards and beach that goes for miles! Great food vendor and facilities at the beach. You can rent bikes in town and ride the beautiful bike trails to get here. While we were th...  more »
  • In the summer season, Herring Cove beach features live bands on Wednesday evenings. The setting is wonderful, and you are frequently treated to beautiful end-of-Cape sunsets. There is a food concessio...  more »
  • We've written two previous reviews of Herring Cove, but it's worth an addendum. First, erosion control "carpets" have been added at at least one end of the beach. They're not the most attractive thing...  more »
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  • Best place to watch a sunset on the East Coast. But be prepared to be disappointed if you are not from around here, since much like the New England weather, a perfect sunset can be ruined by clouds. Beautiful place to see the sun be swallowed by the ocean. You can literally watch the sunset from your car. Totally worth the 100+ miles that I have to drive down from Boston .
  • Great beach, with clear warm bay water, but in my opinion, doesnt portray the best of what Cape Cod beaches have to offer. Racepoint Beach is 5 minutes away, and is much more beautiful and dramatic, especially at sunset. If you're into nude sunbathing however, this is one of only 2 beaches on the Cape that have an unofficial nude bathing section. It is officially against national seashore policy, but I'm told that the beach rangers turn a blind eye to it here. If you keep walking to the left of beach (about 10 minutes past the family section), you reach the topless area, followed by the nude area. Whether you choose to wear clothes or not, its a beautiful, outer Cape beach that will offer much peace, solitude, reflection and relaxation.
  • Nice beach but it has been severely impacted by erosion. It's now much smaller than it used to be. It's still s nice beach worth visiting. Occasionally, right whales can be seen just offshore feeding - usually in the spring.
  • Love this beach, sand dunes are constantly shifting giving it its always changing characteristic.
  • 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. ;-)
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