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Peaceful, raw, authentic beach

We were lucky with the weather, allowing for a longer walk. Stunning beach, peaceful, calming, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
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Sensational Sunset

Herring Cove Beach provides warmer and calmer water. It is on Cape Cod Bay. Parking, concessions... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
Provincetown, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky with the weather, allowing for a longer walk. Stunning beach, peaceful, calming, and in November not busy. Great think to do off season.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Herring Cove Beach provides warmer and calmer water. It is on Cape Cod Bay. Parking, concessions, showers and restrooms are available. You will have great views including the lighthouse.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a very hot and sunny day in August, I dropped my wife and kids there. There is not much shadow there so I would have been burned alive. They came back with stories about a fantastic beach with good facilities and friendly people. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the sunset and close by Provincetown. Race Point might be nice as well. Even in the off-season in the high winds it was still a beautiful sunset

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Clearly a huge amount of erosion had recently taken place. Very few people about, those that were mainly had dogs. Plenty of wintering ducks also some grebes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank halilley
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This beach is amazing, always windy and that means sail boarding, fun to watch. If your lucky you’ll see a whale or two.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Our annual Oct. trip to the cape includes a picnic lunch here to enjoy the sun, walk on the beach and meet people from all over. The parking area on the north side is undergoing reconstruction, so it is limited at this time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 11, 2018

End of season for a few weeks the flies make beach-going difficult if you want to stay for long. That's just part of nature.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This time of year the beach is very low key, but a bit more crowded because of the holiday weekend. The parking lot has taken a big hit from the March 2018 storms. Lots of sea, sun and sand, nothing fancy. Gorgeous for quiet each...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne H
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The parking lot had a lot of damage, probably from storms/erosion, but the beach was a great place to just walk. We were there at low tide, so it was very expansive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon D
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from marinho2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park for free or also take a ride by bike. It's about 20 min by bike from downtown.
Tina S
June 11, 2017|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see the whales up close is to go to Provincetown and take a whale watching trip from MacMillan Wharf. Nantucket is an island about 30 miles out of Hyannis. The Cape and Island Steamship Authority has ships... More
Monica J
March 2, 2017|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
There is a dog friendly beach in P-Town on the west end.
Travel Forum Posts
Eugene, Oregon
5/10-13 Cape visit - 5/10 Provincetown questions (8 Replies)
Four girlfriends plan to go to Provincetown from Wellfleet on 5/10. We know we want to do whale watching, any preferable companies?, and it looks like we certainly need to see the Pilgrim Monument and Herring Cove Beach. What restaurants do we want to be sure we don't miss? Since this is our first time there, we're not sure what is worth stopping for between Wellfleet and Ptown. Any suggestions will be appreciated -- wouldn't plan a trip without. Thanks.
May 05, 2011|
Response fromforgotmypword|
Herring Cove is a nice bay side beach, Race Point Beach is a spectacular Ocean side beach. Between Wellfleet and P-town there's not much ... but be sure to visit one of the National Seashore Visitors' Center. You can do this in Eastham .... it's just after the Orleans Rotary and a good stopping point if you need to stretch your legs and use the facilities. If you choose to bypass that one, the other one is in the duens Provincetown. Consider following one or two of the walking trails. I...More
Boston, MA
Animals on the Outer Cape (19 Replies)
I have been visiting this area for years. I have never "bumped into" such a variety of animals as I have the past week or so. I posted about the "turtle crossing" last week. On Saturday night we went stargazing at Racepoint Beach and we saw coyotes in the dunes right near the entrance to Herring Cove Beach. In fact we stopped at the exit from HC and watched one sniffing the road in front of our car. The was a second one but it stayed in the brush, only peaking out occasionally. We...More
August 26, 2013|
Response fromkendrick|
Love it! a few years ago we were there Christmas week staying in Brewster. Traveling to Harwich for dinner one night, we caught a large canine in the headlights - I swore it was a wolf, but it probably was a coyote.
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Braemar resort (9 Replies)
We just spent five nights here and thought I would post this, as there seems to be precious little information on Tripadvisor about this resort. There are perhaps forty mainly studio condos in this complex. I understand they are individually owned with a number of them rented out by the property managers on behalf of owners. Our condo was clean, well equipped, very private (great private deck) and just perfect for two. It was very good value for money in shoulder season. A small public...More
September 18, 2012|
Response fromforgotmypword|
I've driven by there more times than I can count and always thought it looked well-cared for (even before it went condo). Thanks for the inside-scoop!