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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #9 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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Andover, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

When we go to Provincetown, we visit Herring Cove Beach regularly. It has wonderful shoreline, beautiful soft sand, and water that is welcoming for those brave enough to swim in September! This year, we went three different times and had great swimming weather, kite-flying weather, and sun-bathing weather. Herring Cove Beach also provides a wonderful view of the sun set,... More

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Long Island, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Love this beach. Just steps from your car and you're on the beach! Great sunsets. Clean bathrooms. Came here most days as it's very convenient if you're staying in Provincetown.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pro- very clean, the sand is a bit grainy (due to the type of wave action it gets) and the water is crystal clear! Con- none. Enjoy! Summary- if you enjoy the beach, go!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sea,sand,nearby facilities,just At the end of commercial street, Provincetown. Lovely beach, bring a picnic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The beach was so peaceful not a lot of people, parking was so great!! View was captivating. The only problem I have is you need aqua shoes it is very rocky hurts your feet other then that was awesome !!!!

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Boston
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The sand is a bit grainy--not the softest here, but the beach has nice clean bathrooms and a room for indoor showers,which we took advantage of. You can't beat the sunsets here--really spectacular. This beach has a pretty good snack bar too and plenty of parking and you can get here on the shuttle from town. If you stay for... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are so many ways to get to Herring Cove Beach. The tides determine your route whether you go by foot or kayak....you can swim there or walk there and it's different every time. The tall grasses in the golden light will inspire you to dream and seduce you to consider quitting your job and moving there! The beach is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The bus trip is quick (and you avoid having to find parking). The shoreline is expansive and uncrowded. Enjoy a stroll. There are restrooms and shower facilities as well as a really great snack counter with hot food and all the great ice cream treats and boardwalk muchies.

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Arlington, TN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A great beach! Love that you can park your car in the lot and set up on the beach right in front of it - no schlepping coolers, etc. down boardwalks. (We left ours in the car). Saw lots of RVs in the lot, one was grilling out in the space next door. Water was very calm on the day... More

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Key West, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Near the tip of Cape Cod you will find Herring Cove Beach. It is a diverse playground for sun worshippers and end of road travelers who seek escape. Far Land Provisions has a cool cafe, where you can catch a band and bonfire on some nights. All is dog friendly.

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