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Just get out of the car and walk ....

Herring Cove is beset with conflicts - nature vs. pavement....It is a lovely location - maybe you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beth L
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Great beach experience

What else can I say- there are 2 locations we went to both. One is more mainstream with restrooms... read more

Reviewed 5 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 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tides are drastic here and they put on a show as they change. In addition there is a wide expanse of sand. But be warned: bring along all your own protection - hat sunscreen, umbrella etc - because you will probably linger here much...More

Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very laid back without a lot of folks to get in the way of the great views. A gem and not to be missed.

Thank XSki007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the beach on a hot day but got a (free) shuttle bus back. There is a small cafe there which does wine, soft drinks and good sandwiches. And bathrooms. The beach itself is lovely, my only issue is finding some shade on...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, beautiful and very peaceful beach. You can bring some food and drinks and relax for the day. Ample parking also available

1  Thank Sakshi89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite beaches in the world! The sand is not silky smooth but rather it is a sand and pebbly beach.But it the combination of remoteness, the light, dunes and the sea-grass that make it magical and memorable

Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it may take a bit to get to it but its worth every second. bring sneakers if you plan to get there by walking across the jetty and some drinks. you can often see seals playing or swimming by.

Thank Jonathan Z
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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.