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Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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Blazing Fall Sunset and a Bonfire for Barbecue

This is one of the few beaches on the East Coast where you can see the sun set on the ocean. The... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Frederick L
Great for sunset

Great place to watch the sunset. You can sit in the car and watch the sunset. The beach is really... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Vienna, Austria
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Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove is Provincetown's most popular beach.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (54 reviews)
“snack bar” (44 reviews)
Provincetown, MA
+1 866-355-3260
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is one of the few beaches on the East Coast where you can see the sun set on the ocean. The Fall sunset we witnessed was a combination of dark purple intermixed with streaks of brilliant pink and orange, a surreal experience. After that,...More

Thank Frederick L
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. You can sit in the car and watch the sunset. The beach is really nice though.

Thank AndreaB22071779
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful beach, soft sand, gorgeous sunset, and friendly people. Someone said you need a permit to have a fire on the beach and must get it early in the office near the big parking lot. There is a small lot to your right...More

Thank Dawnzo
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We visited the southern portion of Herring Cove Beach. They have an excellent changing facility which includes showers and restrooms. The beach has some stones at the water's edge so getting into the water was slow. It seems to vary in different parts of the...More

Thank Jodnay
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is my favorite beach in Provincetown. Beautiful calm, clean, cold water. Nice little snack bar with good, healthy food.

Thank sew562016
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

There's good walking down this beach and it's stunning but we heard from locals some storms reduced the beach width and carried off 20' of sand. But it's still beautiful and you can spend ages watching the sunset and the little birds running around. Lovely.

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The beach is excellent for sitting, walking, flying a kite or general activities. If you have time you can walk to one of the near by light houses. You can also ride a bike there from Ptown. Spent an afternoon on the beach. Would go...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Although I did not spend too much time here on my last trip, I did go here and admired the view. I love the dunes here. Also, took some photos of some pretty berry bushes growing in the dunes. I heard there were lots of...More

Thank dan46826
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I cycled to the beach from Provincetown. Amazing beach. Great snack area for drinks and lunch. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband & I stayed in Ptown from this past Thursday to tomorrow (Thursday) & had 3 glorious days in the sun. No more than 4 minutes from where we were staying-a nice place to put your feet in the sand & catch some rays....More

Thank Robert C
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Questions & Answers
23 July 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
11 June 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
2 March 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.