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Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

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Beach · Nature / Park
Dig your feet into the sand; wade in the calm, clear water; and look for whales and seals offshore at Herring Cove Beach. Purchase food, or bring your own snacks to eat at the picnic tables. The beach has convenient parking nearby, bathrooms and changing rooms, and easy access to nearby bike trails. Lifeguards are on duty, and some beachgoers bring their dogs along. To visit Herring Cove Beach and other attractions in Provincetown, use our Provincetown vacation planning website.
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  • Like many other said this beach has too many seaweed and too many rocks. The bathroom and changing facility is very clean. This is the best place in cape cod to watch the subset.  more »
  • On the last day of our week in Truro, we decided to go to Herring Cove Beach. We were trying to escape the flies that were persistent on Longnook Beach in Truro the previous 2 days. Herring Cove is.....  more »
  • This has to be one of the greatest beaches around. it is very wide and has a decent amount of parking. There is a nice "snack bar", but it's much nicer than you think. It is more of a restaurant with counter service. There is live music there and tons of locals bring their chairs and line the path to listen. When the sun is setting they made a fire on the beach and people were swing dancing. It was a great evening walking the beach and watching the sun set and skipping rocks and collecting the cool ones. There are nice bathroom facilities there as well.
  • Quaint beach with calm surf. Coarse sand that doesn't stick everywhere. Plenty of parking. We arrived around 430 pm and did not have to pay for parking. There is a well marked bike trail that leads to the northern edge of the Cape. Good spot to enjoy the sunset.
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