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Herring Cove

Where: Race Point Rd, Provincetown

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • FoodFood
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Skimboarding, Swimming, Walking

About Herring Cove: 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.

Reviews (8 reviews total)

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.