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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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Convenient but missing interesting things for kids

It's a very convenient beach located close to Provincetown, and has a modern facility for restrooms... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian L
via mobile
Fun Family Beach

This beach had a little of everything. Warm water you can actually swim in, calm easy waves, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a very convenient beach located close to Provincetown, and has a modern facility for restrooms and a little snack bar. But at the same time I think the beach is missing fun stuff for kids. There are no waves, or any marine life such...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach had a little of everything. Warm water you can actually swim in, calm easy waves, the best bathrooms of all the National Seashore Beaches, an (albeit touristy) snack bar, and a great sunset. High tide eats up most of the beach, so aim...More

Thank drini925
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On two separate mornings we arrived at the beach very early and literally owned the beach! On one day there wasn't a soul in sight! The beach was spotless and the views spectacular. The bath houses were very clean and modern. We careful to watch...More

Thank Val C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful!!! A must go to watch the sunset. As far as leisure beach time, you are best to head to race point but truly beautiful for sunsets!

Thank Shaina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrive well before sunset to secure one of the limited parking spots at the beach. Put down a blanket and enjoy Mother Nature's display. Watch as the sun slowly sets over the ocean. It's a site you'll not soon forget.

Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large beach with plenty to do, even a restaurant on site. Ample parking, even bike friendly. Perfect spot to watch the sunset, either on the beach or in your car. Great for families or for romantic sunset watching. Come and spend the day.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...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 as beautiful, and somehow there seems to be less...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank rjfennell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 sunrises! Great place for families to spend...More

1  Thank BumgarnerRo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to sit and watch the ocean while in the Provincetown area of Cape Cod. If you're lucky, you may even spot a seal or two in the waves! (see picture)

1  Thank Maui2014NMR
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Tina S
Whats the best ways to see the whales? Is the 5 hr ferry out to nantuckett to spend a day? What about hyannis? Take a car drive over?
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
are dogs allowed on the beach during summer months (july)?
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.
Lonna D
Can you park at Herring Cove overnight with season pass?
18 August 2016|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
No over night parking but you can sit there in your car until the sun comes up. A little quirky National Seashore issue. Be aware that Herring Cove Beach is a pick-up place for gay men after dark.