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Herring Cove, Cape Cod

Provincetown, MA

42.04413° N, -70.217314° W

Where: Race Point Rd, Provincetown View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Skimboarding, Swimming, Walking


The most popular beach in Provincetown, Herring Cove, has calm waters that tend to be quite warm. It was named by the Travel Channel as one the best beaches in New England. Parking is available for a daily fee of $10.


14 total reviews

United States
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2018


It is within walking distance from where we stay [Vacation Rental ID 7741] and the walk is beautiful. You get to see ocean, sand dunes and marshes.

North Truro, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2018


The new snack shack is amazing! Easy walk out on to the beach with gorgeous views.

Holyoke, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2008


We frequent all the National Seashore Beaches. This was our favorite with our dogs as you could walk further along where not many other people were. Also-there is a smaller parking lot to the right that fills up early, but you can find spots around 1pm. This is perfect for some alone time at the beach!

2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2014


We spent most of our time at Herring Cove beach ... gorgeous beach, great facilities and a gourmet take out spot. Who could ask for more!

Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018


Easy to bike to, warm and calm water, diverse crowd, bathrooms available, beautiful scenery!

2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2018


Long stretch of beach, able to park, changing area and food service (drinks also) that is good.

West Roxbury, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2017


Beautiful dunes. Shells for the kids to collect. Fishing for my husband. Sun for me.

Haverhill, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014


Herring Cove is known for the beautiful sunsets at night. The water is calm and clean, beach is spotless. Brand new facilities built in 2013 with inside and outside showers, restrooms and changing facilities. The food stand is managed by Far Land market. They are even serving dinner outside now with live music on certain nights outside.

Jamaica Plain, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014


This long beautiful beach has something for everyone. Great for long walks and searching for rocks and sea glass. My fav part is Hatches Harbor which is to the right of the parking lots and next to the bike path. The sand bar that forms and tthe little river that runs through it is awesome for tubing and causal swimming. It's a little slice of heaven!

Weymouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2014


No stairs - easy access and a snack bar and rest rooms! Water was clear and not too cold - beautiful!

New York, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Mar 2012


Herring Cove and Race Point have amazing open spaces and great dunes for bike riding and hiking.

Manchester, NH
4 reviews
Member since: Aug 2012


You can have a campfire in the evening, and know you are at the very tip of the Cape for sunset. Saw several seals in the evening as well.

Boston, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2014


Awesome beach so gay and lesbian friendly

Huntington, WV
4 reviews
Member since: May 2012


Nice quiet beach that is dog friendly. A great place to relax and enjoy the wonderful view.

Herring Cove Vacation Rentals

ID 12705
4 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
West End Waterview Landmark
West End Waterview Landmark
Distance to beach: 1/2 m. to Herring Cove Beach
ID 4472
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 6
PTown West End Cape
PTown West End Cape
Distance to beach: 3/10 mile from foot path to Herring Cove Beach
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