Herring Cove Beach

People walk on a wide walkway with handrail leads down to a sandy beach.
This way to Herring Cove Beach!


Quick Facts
Province Lands Road near the end of Route 6, Provincetown
In the 19th century, Herring Cove was bustling with docks, piers, and maritime activity.

Beach/Water Access, Benches/Seating, Bus/Shuttle Stop, Food/Drink - Ice Cream, Food/Drink - Snacks, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Picnic Table, Restroom - Accessible, Restroom - Seasonal, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Showers, Toilet - Flush, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Wheelchair Accessible

Whale watching from shore, tidal pools for the kids, calm waters, and killer sunsets: what's not to love about Herring Cove Beach?

Herring Cove is the only Cape Cod National Seashore beach that is on the Cape Cod Bay side of the Cape. As such, the waves are more gentle and the water temperatures a bit warmer than along the Atlantic Ocean.

This beach is right outside the town center of Provincetown. It offers some of the best sunsets on Cape Cod, as well as distant views of Race Point Lighthouse. With its handicap accessibility, a snack bar that operates during the summer months, and the Province Lands Bike Trail nearby, Herring Cove bustles with activity throughout the year.


Cape Cod National Seashore

Last updated: January 12, 2024