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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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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When I see the beautiful beach, I think of God's wonderful works. We didn't go to swim as it was a cooler night. We just planned to see the water, and take pictures. We got to see a wonderful sunset. What a beautiful beach!

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Los Angeles, California
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272 reviews 272 reviews
58 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

No shade, more rocky than sandy, but thats where to go - period. Water seems pretty clean. I enjoy going through the dunes to get there too.

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This year, because of the storms over the winter, the rocks on the shoreline were further out in the water, so it made the beach even more sandy and lovely to lay on and walk upon. Easy access by shuttle, car, walking, or biking.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped at this beach to catch the sunset. Was absolutely beautiful. The beach is a bit rocky but we found lots of sea glass which made it fun. The parking is right along the beach so there is no trek to the sand.

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toms river
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great beach. SOOOO clean. When you go in, go to the LEFT. go all the way down and follow the last path at the end of the parking lot. This is ideal for swimming and relaxing. If you go at night for the sunset- then go to the RIGHT.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you catch the tide just right (about 3 hours after high tide) you can float lay back and float on the tidal river at the end of the beach. It is a great ride, fun and relaxing! It does take some work to get to the right spot, but it is well worth the effort. When you enter the... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Excellent beach, so much to see and do, water is great, a lot of parking, nice changing areas, clean and new bathrooms, wonderful beach, but a lot of rocks. Mother nature at its best.

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Iroquois Falls, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family really enjoyed Herring Cove Beach today. It is known to be more kid-friendly because there are no undercurrents and the water is much warmer than Race Point Beach. Our children had a lot of fun playing in the waves for a couple of hours! There is a nice bath house where we were able to shower afterwards and... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beaches are my favourite holiday destination! They come in all shapes and sizes, but they need to have as many of: - a great view, whether of a bay, offshore island or bobbing yachts - good people watching - not crowded with noisy families - not overlooked from the town or the street - ability to enjoy the water, ie... More

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NWarkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a nice beach, but the rocks in the sand keeps it from being enjoyable in my opinion. It has really nice facilities and a restaurant which is great, but other than that - Go to Race Point Beach!!

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