We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
Review Highlights
Awesome beach

In my opinion the nicest beach on the East Coast. Don't tell anyone Great sand; great size. you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
The best beach on Cape Cod for kids and pets

When it comes to great Cape Cod beaches for kids and pets, it is tough to beat Race Point Beach or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ernie S
Orange County, California
Read all 707 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“herring cove” (88 reviews)
“great beach” (57 reviews)
“parking lot” (49 reviews)
Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
Write a Review
Reviews (707)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 665 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

In my opinion the nicest beach on the East Coast. Don't tell anyone Great sand; great size. you can walk towards the point and you will begin to see less and less people until you don't see anybody. Good facilities and snacks.

Thank 130williamo
Reviewed 4 days ago

When it comes to great Cape Cod beaches for kids and pets, it is tough to beat Race Point Beach or Head of the Meadow Beach. But Herring Cove Beach is my choice for the top spot. What makes Herring Cove Beach so great? For...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Herring Cove beach a couple of times. It was not crowded so there was plenty of room to spread out. The sunset from the beach was incredible, with lots of magnificent color!

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to the Cape and of course that means trips to the beach. The weather was amazing which made the beach even better. Takes a little getting used to on the feet because the New England beaches have rocks on the shore, but the...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Herring cove beach is situated in Province Town and it is one of the main attractions. The beach is in Atlantic Ocean and it is nice one. Ample parking and beach facility like toilets, showers and take away food for the complete day are available....More

1  Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach just outside of Provincetown. Food and drink services are top notch for a public beach. Beach is a little rocky and can be tough on the feet if walking too far. We saw seals swimming and playing just feet from us!

1  Thank Ryan Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this beach! It is so easy and accessible to get to. I love that you could park your vehicle right where you will "park" yourself.- towels/chairs etc. It is beautiful- and sometimes you can see "wildlife" in the water.

1  Thank elmosr54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach has facilities for changing clothes as well as public restrooms and a restaurant. It is clean and well maintained. Sand is soft, water clean. Lifeguards on duty. Single admission for a day is $20.00 per vehicle. Season passes available. Not too crowded. Chair...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Head for the left parking lot and walk to the far end of the beach. Very friendly and very gay. Enjoy the water and the sand. The boys are friendly and the views are worth the long walk. Bring water and food for a full...More

Thank Herbtj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good view, clear water... it's a point for young guys but also for Everyone. The access it's a little far away from the road, but this make the place more attractive.

Thank marinho2016
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Jimmy's HideAway
670 reviews
2.11 km away
The Red Inn Restaurant
706 reviews
1.75 km away
Local 186
391 reviews
2.12 km away
Joon Bar + Kitchen
228 reviews
1.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail
205 reviews
1.64 km away
Provincetown Causeway
73 reviews
1.74 km away
Impulse Art Gallery
11 reviews
2.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from marinho2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after 6pm.
Tina S
11 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Monica J
2 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from s jason m | Reviewed this property |
There is a dog friendly beach in P-Town on the west end.