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Great Beach

Our annual Oct. trip to the cape includes a picnic lunch here to enjoy the sun, walk on the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hebron, Connecticut
Great except for flies

End of season for a few weeks the flies make beach-going difficult if you want to stay for long... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
Provincetown, MA
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank PeterD2327
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to watch the sun set on a wonderful day. Sand is very rocky and grainy so hard to walk with bare feet. The stillness will take your breath away.

Thank redhookgal
Reviewed September 8, 2018

A lovely Provincetown beach to visit, preferably at around the Sunset. You can drive right up to the ocean and park free with plenty of space available. There is a restaurant conveniently located for the snacks and beverages. Great place to visit, if you are...More

Thank wallacejain
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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.
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
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.