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Herring Cove Beach

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Address: Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: +1 866-355-3260
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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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Watch the Sunset Here!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from this beach is very beautiful at sunset. I love this beach because you can pull right up and not get out of the car if you wish. If you want to swim I would stick with Race point, much less rocky! Since they finished the new facilities and now have a place to buy food and a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is long and during high tide it comes close to parking lot. The view of light house at the end is great.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I visited in mid-October, traveling solo on vacation. I was staying in Provincetown and had a rental car, so I set out to follow my map and explore the beaches. Herring Cove Beach was so easy to find...just go to the end of Bradford Street, take a right and within a couple of miles you are in the Cape Cod... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Easy to get to, you can pull right up to the beach and you don't have to get out of your vehicle if you don't wish. Nice wide beach with great sunset location. Highly recommend.

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Duluth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is the best place in Provincetown to view the sunset. Plenty of parking adjacent to the beach and mere steps from the water.

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