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This area is part of a National Preserve and I'm glad it is. The extraordinary amount of fine sand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TechMan4U
Delightful beach

Lovely beach with warmer water than expected on the open Atlantic. Not much shoreline in high tide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bos2nBonnie
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Quincy, 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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“parking lot” (56 reviews)
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Provincetown, MA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This area is part of a National Preserve and I'm glad it is. The extraordinary amount of fine sand every where and in some places meeting the ocean is a place I will remember. A bit of a drive from Provincetown but worth it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely beach with warmer water than expected on the open Atlantic. Not much shoreline in high tide due to erosion; ie, global warming, but still worth a visit, particularly at lower tide levels. Excellent beach facilities with plenty of showers and toilets as well as...More

Thank Bos2nBonnie
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When we plan a weekend trip to the Cape, we make an effort to visit Herring Cove Beach. Beautiful quite beach.

Thank LeoNidas82
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the water was too cold to swim in but we enjoyed sitting in the sun and having a picnic for lunch here

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

While there is evidence of erosion, especially of the parking lot, this beach is one of the many beautiful ones in Provincetown. We sat on the edge of the eroded parking lot and watched whales in the distance.

1  Thank Linda Q
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Favorite beach to watch the sunsets, hang out on a blanket with our sweatshirts and play in the waves- love collecting sea shells and enjoying the shoreline.

1  Thank TaylorMarie M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Love this beach unfortunately the storms too away most of the parking lot. I hope to see it get repaired

1  Thank davidcP3914MS
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I'm sorry to say we have not been to the cape in ten years now. Our greatest memories were in truro and walking at Herring cove beaches. My biggest concerns now are the damaged beaches due to the four nor'easters recently in March 2018. I'm...More

Thank georgepappa
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Accessible, views for miles, clean and simply beautiful. In the summer the change rooms and bathrooms are available and very clean.

Thank travelsforworkBoston
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t tell anyone! But herring cove is the best place in the world to watch the sunset. Arrive right before, sit in your car and enjoy an amazing sunset like you’ve never seen before. A local told us about this spot and they were so...More

Thank ChrisAnderson522
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PeterJRobs
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.
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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
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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.
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