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Address: Provincetown, MA
Activities: Swimming
Description: Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's...
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
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Stopped by to see the area when not Summer

Naturally, this is a great beach to visit during the warm weather time of year. Clean water (a little cool) but typically clean sand as most of the beaches are well maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Martin W
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Naturally, this is a great beach to visit during the warm weather time of year. Clean water (a little cool) but typically clean sand as most of the beaches are well maintained here. We just wanted to see the waves and enjoy a little peace & quiet before making the return trip home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

So convenient you can drive to the cove and park just steps away from the ocean. Awesome landscape pics for the taking including the race point lighthouse and beautiful sunsets... and you don't have to get out of the car to enjoy the views. Also this is a great place to have a 'to go' lunch from the Stop n... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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241 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The sand dunes here are not the largest around but does make for a nice change in scenery from the lush woods and surf beaches we've been seeing all week in Cape Cod. The beach was also less crowded than most of the other beaches we've been to in the area. Parking is $15 from mid-June. We took a shot... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

my fav. so many places to sit . so many different folks. 31 yrs and no changes. Thank God. Just please, visitors and angry "ladies' who bike here, (sorry, my observations...not yours), drive slow. We are all on vacation. So, if i go slow over speed bump, and you have an 'earth 'sticker' and 'be calm sticker', dont ride my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great to use the cycle trails to get there from Provincetown but there's a huge car park. Seals are regularly seen there too.

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Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Herring cove is a narrower beach, but a beautiful place to walk in the off season or to gather with locals to enjoy the sunset. The drive there is even beautiful!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A perfect place to watch the sunset. Arrive early and proceed to the farthest parking area for a wonderful view of the sun going down. Watch the sea gulls drifting on the breeze. In the distance hou will see Race Point Lighthouse winking at you!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I heard the locals liked this one best and I have to agree. Beautiful views, nice walking area toward the lighthouse, waves were small, but could be time of year, comparable to Race Point.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were here on a sunny day in October and the long wide beach was empty. The sky was a sparkling blue and we had a wonderful walk. Must be lovely in the summer too and for winter walks.

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Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited the beach only in the evening for the sunset. Arrive early to get a good parking spot -- even in late September, there were dozens of vehicles parked along the shore -- but not too early: if you're there before 5, you have to pay to park.

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