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Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
(4.7/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Herring Cove is our fave beach on the Cape because of its amazingly clean and calm water. It's lovely for swimming. It's not a white sand beach (lots of pebbles) but the water quality more than makes ...  more »
  • The view from this beach is very beautiful at sunset. I love this beach because you can pull right up and not get out of the car if you wish. If you want to swim I would stick with Race point, much le...  more »
  • The beach is long and during high tide it comes close to parking lot. The view of light house at the end is great. 
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  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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$.
  • Cute little beach with lots of parking. Very quiet in the off season and a great place to catch some sun.
  • 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.