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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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One stop on challenging bike ride

Visited this popular attractive beach at the end of our bike ride from province land visitors... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Great in the Early and Late Season

Love Herring Cove Beach in the early and late season for kayaking and fishing. It can be crowded... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom K
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this popular attractive beach at the end of our bike ride from province land visitors center. We had been warned about all the hills but had to make this the end of the ride for us. Very busy snack bar but nice seating area...More

Thank telade
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love Herring Cove Beach in the early and late season for kayaking and fishing. It can be crowded during the summer, but for older folks who have a tough time walking in the soft sand or for families with lots of kids and gear it's...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mostly gay beach to the left . Nice bay beach. Good facilities bathroom and changing rooms with showers. To the Right can park RVs and more of a family beach . This is far from bathroom but has portable toilets

Thank rita0521
Reviewed 5 days ago

All beaches cost National Park fees. If you plan to go to more than one beach in a day or 3 days of going to a beach, it is wise to buy the season pass for $60.

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach is great! The water is warmer than most and very calm - no waves, so it's perfect for swimming longer times/distances! It's also great to snorkel and look for crabs/etc... Since the waves don't keep them from coming out. If you drive in...More

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach walk without shoes was a bit rough being that it was covered with tiny pebbles (Race Point was much softer). The bike trail ended (there was construction in the area) and you had to get on the main road for a bit to...More

Thank Cal_Adventures
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy access if parking at the main facility, which also has a hamburger/hot dog stand, flush toilets and a shower/changing facility. Short walk down the beach allows you to have a spot of sand without feeling too crowded. Water can sometimes have a bit of...More

Thank MattWNY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, love this place. Yes, this is New England and the water can be chilly. But it doesn't stop people from going in. Some days you have the beach to yourself, some days it's mobbed. But at night time, if you're lucky to get a...More

Thank cancunfanMass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to end the day and watch the sunset. Lots families and kids playing. Make sure to bring cash for food and drinks

Thank janeo859
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous beach with a great beach restaurant. Gets small during high tide. No steep stairs like most ocean beaches on the cape/

Thank Gregory P
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24 July 2017|
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Response from marinho2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park for free or also take a ride by bike. It's about 20 min by bike from downtown.
Tina S
11 June 2017|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see the whales up close is to go to Provincetown and take a whale watching trip from MacMillan Wharf. Nantucket is an island about 30 miles out of Hyannis. The Cape and Island Steamship Authority has ships... More
Monica J
3 March 2017|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
There is a dog friendly beach in P-Town on the west end.