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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #6 of 26 attractions in Provincetown
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Easy access, great vista.....water is the colder temperature of the ocean vs. the bay, but the eclectic mixture of people is cool. Don't miss it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Herring Cove is a excellent beach the area i go to is never crowded wide open spaces between fellow beach goers. Yes there is a clothes optional area , which is a long walk to the left of the parking lot but worth the walk if you are a nudist As soon as you enter the parking area to the... More

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Ma.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Have been to Herring Cove Beach in summer for most of my life. Great place for swimming ,sun bathing , relaxing. When I was growing up here we used to call it New Beach and it was a way of life to go to the beach on a Sunday and spend the day in the sun and salt air .... More

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Nov 10, 2013. I am writing about the National Seashore Beach with parking; not the place where people leave bikes on the fence near the road and hike in. I visit the outer Cape at least twice a year. Today's day trip made it the third visit this year. The weather was less than ideal. We left Ptown around 4:50... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

especially liked this beach to watch the sunset. close to town, view of lighthouses, good for seal spotting.

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New Yorker
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We've been to this beach many many times over the years. The gay population is very accepting. It's calming, nice dunes, good sunset. Concession stand and bathrooms.

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mayfield, ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

good sunset; however, the skies were too clear -no clouds against whcih the sunlight reflects to cause backlight

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Providence, Rhode Island
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have gone to this beach more than once. Sitting,swimming sunbathing,great beach for vacation and one great thing now is watching Seals by the bundles swimming along the cost it amazing.The water is beautiful. We like to go their for therapy and peace. Great beach to relax and scenery.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I took a few day trips to Herring Cove Beach during August and September. I wore my skimpiest, sheer g-string swimsuit, and my husband wore a snug-fitting thong swimsuit. I went topless except when walking to the pavilion. Most people wore conventional swimsuits, but no one minded what we were wearing. On the contrary, several times when... More

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely spot to watch the sun set - dunes are gorgeous. Very nicely maintained state park - go go go.

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