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Herring Cove Beach

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Address: Provincetown, MA
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most...

Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.

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A Great Beach including a Bath House and Snack Bar

I've lived in Provincetown for years (we locals call it P-Town) and Herring Cove is the premier go to beach for locals and visitors alike, mostly visitors. It is a National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've lived in Provincetown for years (we locals call it P-Town) and Herring Cove is the premier go to beach for locals and visitors alike, mostly visitors. It is a National Seashore operated beach, lots of "paid parking", paved lots (unless they get washed away in the winter), and an easy walk to the sand. The beach is always clean,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

best place to watch the sunset swim bring your campers and walk to the race point light also new bathhouse and food venders The park has concerts 1 night a week in summer cheek dates

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I went here with my girlfriend this past summer ( 2016) because we wanted to experience nude and topless sunbathing for the first time. The beach rangers' official policy is no nude or topless sunbathing, but there is a section of the beach where it is tolerated ( the park rangers don't come down that way ). When you park,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Through the years, we have ridden our bikes along Herring Cove Beach in the summer. Of course, coming here in the off-season, is a completely different experience. I'm glad we came here to see the sunset. It was a beautiful, although very cold experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The sunset from this beach...you can sit in your car if its too cold....is just spectacular. I just pulled into the lot and there it was....setting over the horizon...it was breathtaking!

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

You absolutely must make the drive here to watch the sunset-- it is breathtaking! On our trip to the cape, we travelled around throughout the week, but I would hands down stay in Provincetown from here on out for this beach!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

On a nearly cloudless evening when in Cape Cod it is worth a drive to Herring Cove Beach to experience an amazing gift from nature. I will not try to put into words the grandeur of it. We were fortunate to be on the beach for the Supermoon. The view of the moon rising in the east and sun setting... More 

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Slingerlands, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I belong to a drum group and every august we go to wonderful herring cove to drum in front of the ocean.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Very beautiful beach. Clean and although very windy, nice to walk along the water. Very few people around because it is off season so we had the beach to ourselves. Will come back on a warmer day to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Herring Cove is our fave beach on the Cape because of its amazingly clean and calm water. It's lovely for swimming. It's not a white sand beach (lots of pebbles) but the water quality more than makes up for it.

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