Herring Cove Beach

Province Lands Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657
Lifeguards keep an eye on the water at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Cape Cod.

One of the most popular beaches on Cape Cod, Herring Cove Beach features calm, kid-friendly waters, pristine shoreline and some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever see. Adventurers will enjoy long walks on the beach and the nearby hiking/biking trails. Families with children and visitors with disabilities will appreciate the easy access and top notch facilities. Herring Cove is the only National Seashore beach on the bay side, so the waters are generally warmer and calmer than its ocean-side companions.

There are two large parking lots, a north lot that stretches along the beach and a larger south lot with restroom, rinse shower, picnic and food facilities. Both lots offer relatively easy access to the beach. The seasonal parking pass grants access to all six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches.

Parking: 600 spaces

  • Daily (Car) $25
  • Daily (Foot/Bike) $15
  • Season $60 (Valid for all 6 National Seashore beaches)

Cape Cod National Seashore beaches require a fee or season pass from late June through Labor Day. From Labor day through mid September, a fee or season pass is only required on weekends and holidays at select beaches. The season pass can be used at Coast Guard Beach (Eastham), Nauset Light Beach (Eastham), Marconi Beach (Wellfleet), Head of the Meadow Beach (Truro), Race Point (Provincetown) and Herring Cove (Provincetown).

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Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs not allowed in lifeguard protected areas during the summer (passing through is OK). Additional temporary bans on pets are occasionally put in place to protect nesting birds. Check posted signage.
Moderately crowded
Warm salt water