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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #8 of 27 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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Hinsdale, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Far Land on the Beach concession stand is in a beautifully renovated pavilion (that also has dressing room facilities). It's located steps from the beach and the Far Land menu goes far beyond standard concession fare. The food is gourmet quality; there are picnic tables and shaded areas to eat. It's a must-visit place.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Go there after the crowds leave and watch the sunset over the water (a rare thing o the east coast)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We decided to do a one day road trip from Boston to Cape Cod, and Herring Cove beach is a perfect destination point for my road trip. We took Sea Shore Rd i.e.. Route 6A, and the trip was really nice and it was a pleasant summer day. We stopped at Salt Pond Visitor Center and did a little walk... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is just a great place to spend the day. New facilities for changing and showering as well as getting something to eat at the take out window. To top it all, there is a shuttle from Lopes Square to the beach and if you are a senior it is a great deal. Have fun in the sun!!!!!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The sea is fairly calm at Herring Cove so you can swim if you like it cold. Lots of families go there to enjoy the sea. However, there are stones everywhere on the beach, so make sure you bring shoes or your feet will regret it.

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Palm Springs, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Everyone talks about having to trek through the dunes to get to the beach… they are usually referring to Race Point which is a wonderful beach as well. But Herring Cover is more easily accessible (by bike or car) and incredibly beautiful with plenty of real estate to find your perfect place for a relaxing afternoon by the sea. This... More

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DeWitt, New York
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278 reviews 278 reviews
136 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful beach, great for beach lovers. We stopped by on a perfect summer day and it while busy, it wasn't unbearably crowded. We did have to look a while to find a parking place. While you are in the neighborhood, go to the breakwater and take a walk out. You'll see the Wood End Lighthouse, and have... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Plenty of parking and not a long hike to the beach with a mat on the walkway. The bathhouse is nice with outside showers and a great little snack bar that even offers lobster rolls. Bathrooms large and clean. Beach was not overly crowded during the week.

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We walked all the way from the east end and it was totally worth it. Wish we coulda biked it in until the marsh/dune bit. Beautiful beaches...a long wide expanse making the experience feel private enough since we avoided the parking and walked in through the marsh/dunes. Bring an umbrella and a picnic to be able to prolong your stay... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a good day at Herring Cove Beach. If you get there early and go to the right after the guard shack you can park right next to the sand. It's a little rocky in places but not too bad. There is a snack bar bathrooms and a shower area.

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