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Herring Cove Beach

Address: Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #5 of 43 Activities in Provincetown
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
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Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.

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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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72 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Bedford Hills, New York
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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We make certain to spend some time at this beach, even with all the other beaches in the area, Herring Cove is by far our favorite. Easy access, convenient parking, Carr waters that the ocean side beaches, and dog friendly. Spent a few hours there yesterday, enjoying the air and people watching. The sunsets are amazing. Wasn't warm enough this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You are part of something when you go here to watch the sunset. Bring your blanket, your bttl of wine, your time to exhale

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you only have one beach to visit, this is it. The sand is beautiful, the breeze was refreshing, the water cold. Go early and get a prime parking spot and you could tailgate for the day.

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