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Good Bird-watching

Clearly a huge amount of erosion had recently taken place. Very few people about, those that were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
halilley
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Dorset
Wow, just awesome!

This beach is amazing, always windy and that means sail boarding, fun to watch. If your lucky... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oldblue1
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Welland, Canada
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly a huge amount of erosion had recently taken place. Very few people about, those that were mainly had dogs. Plenty of wintering ducks also some grebes.

Thank halilley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is amazing, always windy and that means sail boarding, fun to watch. If your lucky you’ll see a whale or two.

Thank Oldblue1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our annual Oct. trip to the cape includes a picnic lunch here to enjoy the sun, walk on the beach and meet people from all over. The parking area on the north side is undergoing reconstruction, so it is limited at this time.

Thank BARRY C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

End of season for a few weeks the flies make beach-going difficult if you want to stay for long. That's just part of nature.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This time of year the beach is very low key, but a bit more crowded because of the holiday weekend. The parking lot has taken a big hit from the March 2018 storms. Lots of sea, sun and sand, nothing fancy. Gorgeous for quiet each...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The parking lot had a lot of damage, probably from storms/erosion, but the beach was a great place to just walk. We were there at low tide, so it was very expansive.

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A delightful beach area with wonderful views all around. Many parking spots to the left as you enter but we prefer parking to the right that borders right on the beach with the best view of the Race Point Lighthouse. The parking lot was severely...More

Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Not too far out of Provincetown the beach is expansive and the sea looked calm. There was a cafe type place, Car park and bike tie areas. Looked ideal to put a deck chair down and chill.

Thank nhsdutchy
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Herring Cove is beset with conflicts - nature vs. pavement....It is a lovely location - maybe you can hang out in your car and watch the sun set, but even better is just get out of the car and go for a lovely, long walk....More

Thank Beth L
Reviewed September 14, 2018

What else can I say- there are 2 locations we went to both. One is more mainstream with restrooms and food service available and the other is the "Gay" beach which is a bit of a hike from the road after a bike ride but...More

Thank DKD1209
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PeterJRobs
July 23, 2017|
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Response from marinho2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park for free or also take a ride by bike. It's about 20 min by bike from downtown.
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Tina S
June 11, 2017|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see the whales up close is to go to Provincetown and take a whale watching trip from MacMillan Wharf. Nantucket is an island about 30 miles out of Hyannis. The Cape and Island Steamship Authority has ships... More
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Monica J
March 2, 2017|
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Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
There is a dog friendly beach in P-Town on the west end.
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