Where: Race Point Rd, Provincetown View Map
Water Type: Salt water
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. Note: Pedestrians and bicyclists have also have a daily fee. There is no entrance fee for active duty military and their dependents with proper ID, nor for any children under the age of 16. Fees for all visitors start on July 2.Due to staffing reductions, there will be no lifeguards this summer.Bathroom facilities will be sanitized on a regular basis, but there will be no public showers.
Kenneth K.USA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2022
Beautiful walk across an unspoiled beach to Race Point Lighthouse. Nice facilities with food service available.
Sam T.Cambridge, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2022
Beautiful, basically private beech right across the street.Impressive tidal range with tide reaching sea wall when it’s his and beautiful sandy flats to explore when it’s low.Great views of Long Point and town marina in distance.
Ashlyn W.Canton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2020
Herring cove is pet friendly
Jennifer V.Kinderhook, NY2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2020
I am not sure that I can choose one beach over another because I sincerely love every beach on the Outer Cape for different reasons BUT Herring Cove is absolutely perfect with little kids because it isn’t too deep and isn’t particularly rocky. We went there three times during our October trip because we didn’t have to worry about our 4-year-old getting knocked over in the surf. She could easily wade in the water up to her knees without us having to stand over her every second. It was picture perfect!
Marian N.Reading, MA2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2020
We loved the sunset at Herring Cove!
Mariana B.Mechanicville, NY3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2019
It has easy parking, close to beach. The water was crystal clear and there is plenty of space for people to spread out.
Janna F.Roslindale, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2016
Beautiful clear water with great swimming waves and excellent temperature. Rare to see a sharkzso that's good these days! Excellent snack bar with delicious veggie offerings (the kale and chickpea salad with lemon vinaigrette is the best) as is the caprese salad. They also serve beer and wine and excellent lemonade. Great for rock collecting and long walks.
Suzann H.USA2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2016
I love Herring Cove for its obvious proximity to Provincetown. But also, there is a wonderful concession stand run by Farland Provisions. Really tasty food. Bike riding is fun and easy access to the beach if you have a car. Something for everyone.
Melissa T.2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2020
I loved this beach although each beach has it's own unique flavor, this one is aways dog friendly. Very shallow at high tide giving lots of space to chase a ball while dodging the waves.
Janice H.2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2019
Herring cove. Water very clean and it’s a great beach if you don’t want big waves
Deb F.United States3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2015
The water is calm and clear. I love the rock collecting at this beach and the parking convenience.
Hwei-Ling G.United States2 reviewsMember 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.
Hayley T.North Truro, MA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2018
The new snack shack is amazing! Easy walk out on to the beach with gorgeous views.
Karen P.Holyoke, MA2 reviewsMember 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!
Michael H.USA2 reviewsMember 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!
Chris D.Brooklyn, NY3 reviewsMember since: Oct 2021
Easy to bike to, warm and calm water, diverse crowd, bathrooms available, beautiful scenery!
Michael H.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2018
Long stretch of beach, able to park, changing area and food service (drinks also) that is good.
Cass C.West Roxbury, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2017
Beautiful dunes. Shells for the kids to collect. Fishing for my husband. Sun for me.
David C.Haverhill, MA2 reviewsMember 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.
Tony F.Jamaica Plain, MA2 reviewsMember 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!
Kathy M.Weymouth, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2014
No stairs - easy access and a snack bar and rest rooms! Water was clear and not too cold - beautiful!
Scott M.New York, NY3 reviewsMember since: Mar 2012
Herring Cove and Race Point have amazing open spaces and great dunes for bike riding and hiking.
Matthieu P.Manchester, NH5 reviewsMember 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.
roger p.Boston, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2014
Awesome beach so gay and lesbian friendly
Bob M.Huntington, WV4 reviewsMember since: May 2012
Nice quiet beach that is dog friendly. A great place to relax and enjoy the wonderful view.