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Herring Cove Beach

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Address: , Provincetown, MA
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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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Great swimming, early high tide

We liked this beach more than Race Point for swimming because it was less rocky. However, the tide comes up every day at about 1:30pm, and the water comes allllllllll the way up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We liked this beach more than Race Point for swimming because it was less rocky. However, the tide comes up every day at about 1:30pm, and the water comes allllllllll the way up to the parking lot. The beach practically disappears! This wasn't a problem for us or the people who brought grills and gear to the parking lot. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent an afternoon in the surf at Herring Cove Beach. While the beach itself isn't very wide, the proximity to parking means not having to lug chairs, umbrellas and other necessities for miles to get to the water. The ocean was very calm and clear the day we visited and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the tide line for... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This beach is beautiful, the lifeguards have a new joke every day (you ask them for the answer), and it has undergone an upgrade in the form of Farland's great concession area! The bathrooms and change rooms are spotless!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were in Provincetown, staying with friends on a lovely August weekend. We are used to large beaches with small parking lots filling up quickly. But our hosts knew better, apparently, because we showed up at noon on a Saturday and the lot was barely half full and it was a very reasonable $10 entrance fee. We walked a short... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

literally. This beach is so far that it's almost not worth the trek. Take the water taxi to Long Point instead.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This beach as a beautiful, relatively new bath house. We chose to go to the far end of the beach in the opposite direction served by a port a johnny. What it lacked in amenities, it made up for in privacy. This beach fills up around noon or so. At the far end, we still had quite a distance between... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

beautiful protected beach. a bit rock in places but the water here is crystal crystal clear, just gorgeous

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived at this beach about 12pm and it was high tide therefore leaving little room on the sand. Once the tide goes out though there is plenty of beach space. It was bit too rocky for me but the water was clean and the kids enjoyed it. There is a snack bar, showers and bathrooms also if you need... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We arrived here on a Sunday evening in August after paying a $20 fee, which is good for other National seashore beaches as well, for the same day. Your car won't be very far from you and there is a steep slope leading to the beach unless you want to find proper paths. We couldn't find any snack bars or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Jeez, what a hike to get to the gay end of this beach but once you are there it is absolutely beautiful! And clothing optional for those that care. We just figured we got our daily exercise in getting to/from the beach! HAHA

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