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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

About

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 a $10 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.

Reviews

4 rated reviews | 20 total reviews


Mechanicville, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Feb 2019

8/22/2020

It has easy parking, close to beach. The water was crystal clear and there is plenty of space for people to spread out.


Roslindale, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2016

8/1/2020

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.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Oct 2016

7/1/2020

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.


2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2020

6/20/2020

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.


2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2019

8/10/2019

Herring cove. Water very clean and it’s a great beach if you don’t want big waves


United States
3 reviews
Member since: Feb 2015

7/13/2019

The water is calm and clear. I love the rock collecting at this beach and the parking convenience.


United States
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2018

8/11/2018

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

8/11/2018

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


Holyoke, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2008

7/28/2018

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!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2014

7/28/2018

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

7/14/2018

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


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2018

7/1/2018

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

5/27/2017

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


Haverhill, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014

8/29/2014

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

8/23/2014

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

7/19/2014

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

6/28/2014

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


Manchester, NH
5 reviews
Member since: Aug 2012

8/31/2013

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

8/18/2013

Awesome beach so gay and lesbian friendly


Huntington, WV
4 reviews
Member since: May 2012

6/23/2013

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

Herring Cove Vacation Rentals

Provincetown
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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Provincetown
ID 7735
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 7
Luxury 3 BR Townhome in West End, Walk to Herring Cove Bch
Luxury 3 BR Townhome in West End, Walk to Herring Cove Bch
Distance to beach: .5 mile by foot, 1 mi by car Herring Cove
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