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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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Great beach

Herring Cove offers great beach options with one side where you can park your car right next to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Barb M
Leicester, Massachusetts
via mobile
Gorgeous beach

Some of the reviews here had me thinking this place would be a nudist beach or something :) but... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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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 9 August 2016 via mobile

Herring Cove offers great beach options with one side where you can park your car right next to your beach site. Also, the other side offers a short walk to a long stretch of gorgeous beach area. Lots of people watching and beautiful dogs as...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Some of the reviews here had me thinking this place would be a nudist beach or something :) but honestly those reviews were way overblown. It was a nice chill, relax beach. We got there around 11am and left around 1;30; by the time we...More

Thank Boots123
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Spectacular sunset on a beautiful beach. How can you beat that! There was live music at the pavilion and a great bonfire started right at sunset. What a treat while vacationing in Ptown!

Thank Robyn Q
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't spend much time at the beach but were told the sunset view was a good one over the water. My girlfriend and I checked it out and were not disappointed. I would recommend bringing beach chairs or a blanket and just relax while...More

Thank midnight_sk8r
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The beach is pet-friendly. Plenty of parking on the left side where the washrooms and changing rooms, concession area is located. The other side has limited parking right in front of the beach. In that area, getting to the beach is a little steep climbing...More

1  Thank RedCharrlize
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

So Herring Cove Beach just might be my new favorate beach and that's saying a lot as I am from Long Island NY. Where the beaches are magnificient and known world wide. Herring Cove on the tip of Cape Cod. Clean, all new facility built...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Due to recent erosion, it's best to arrive before 9:30 am on good beach days if you want to park right along the beach, though there is a large parking lot on the left after passing entrance gate. Make note of the high tide water...More

2  Thank Irma F
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Sand is very soft and hard to walk in. You have to pay for parking and I do not like the rocks at the waters edge.

Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The herring cove beach is very accessible. There is a mat that allows you to reach the beach easily. The Farlands food concession is a big plus. The bathrooms and changing areas are new and clean. Parking can be a challenge in the summer if...More

Thank LKSnj
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Go late and there is no fee - go to the left on entry to view the dunes and the enjoy the beach. Far Lands serves delicious food there, as well.

1  Thank Nicole G
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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
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.
Lonna D
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.