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Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

4.7
#2 of 113 in Beaches in Massachusetts
Beach · Nature / Park
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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. To visit Herring Cove Beach and other attractions in Provincetown, use our Provincetown vacation planning website.
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  • Herring cove is my favorite beach not just because of the beach but because of the snack bar with changing rooms and real restrooms next to it. Makes spending the whole day there so much easier and... 
    Herring cove is my favorite beach not just because of the beach but because of the snack bar with changing rooms and real restrooms next to it. Makes spending the whole day there so much easier and...  more »
  • Great sunsets at this beach. Easy parking and a short walk to the beach. Will definitely come back here 
    Great sunsets at this beach. Easy parking and a short walk to the beach. Will definitely come back here  more »
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  • Stunning rock beach. Perfect for a walk in nature and a swim. We left our car in the parking lot and visited Provincetown after a 20-min walk along the not-so-busy road. Then we returned to Herring Cove by taking a detour into the marshes, and it was fantastic. It is a beautiful place, perfect for long walks (including with pets). $25 day-pass + photo ID per car and you gain access to all the national park beaches. There are restrooms and dressing rooms.
  • Beautiful beach! Pets are allowed, so my dog was so happy to be there with the entire family! Very clean and quiet. Dry sand that doesn’t stick to your skin. Clear water, bit cold! Beach is Not crowded at all and people are so different from Jersey shore crowds. I’m from NJ and Jersey shores are disgusting. When I came here yesterday, I was soooo happy! I wish we have a beach like this in Jersey. It’s worth 5 hours drive for sure.

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