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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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Perfect for Early Morning Drive and Ocean Viewing

We love going at 6am when it is quiet and cool. There is no fee to drive in early in the morning. You can park your vehicle right along the beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Northampton
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We love going at 6am when it is quiet and cool. There is no fee to drive in early in the morning. You can park your vehicle right along the beach.

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Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

But you could have walked for miles. Had my dog with me and we just walked and walked. Huge beach area

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Parked at Herring Cove Beach and walked down to Wood End Lighthouse with our dog as we didn't think it was safe for him to do the breakwater walk. Beautiful, relaxing walk, many times we were the only ones in sight except the whales offshore in the distance. Too foggy for the sunsets both nights, but heard they are wonderful... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The ocean here is clean and gentle, with nice, manageable swells. Plenty of sandy beach, though a bit rocky in low tide (wear water shoes). Bring your dog any time of the day, as long as he or she is on a lead.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of the best beaches in New England area. Loved the sunset. Visited it during April, and had almost the whole beach to ourselves. Felt like a private beach.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very peaceful. Absolutely beautiful sunset. A nice escape if you're looking for a quiet time. Nothing to dislike. You love the Cape or you don't!

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attleboro, ma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great beach with plenty of walking and views of Race Point Lighthouse. This past winter did a lot of damage to the parking lot but I was told by a local that they will fix it up new for the summer season.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

They recently updated the facilities at this beach and it is fantastic. I usually ride my bike to the bike path on 6A and walk through the moors. I would not suggest this if you have mobility issues. Go a little further up and get on the bike path which will bring you directly to the beach.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited during the winter. We had the whole view to ourselves, watched the large ships going by, walked along the beach as long as we could before we got too cold. I'm not sure how packed it gets in the summer but am glad we saw it and had it all to ourselves.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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