Herring Cove

Herring Cove, Provincetown, United States

beach type: mostly sandy (大多细沙)

attracts: mixed (同志异性恋皆可)

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Herring Cove is a gorgeous coastline that seems to be going as far as the eye can see. It’s immense and it’s beautiful and it’s consistently voted as one of the best beaches by no less an authority than The Travel Channel. Its best asset is the warmth and clarity of the water.

The lesbian section is on the left from of the last car park, while even further to the left there is the male gay section. Even further on towards the Wood End Lighthouse there is the nude male section and the dunes cruising area.

As the area is managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore, nude sunbathing is theoretically forbidden but no one seems to mind or check; however if the police do come, nude bathers could be issued with a $50 spot fine.

There are no amenities in the gay part of the beach so be sure to bring drinking water.

Read more about the gay beach in Provincetown at TravelGay.com.


How to get there

You can reach the beach by car or on fot (about 30-40 min from Provincetown). Drive/walk about one mile west from Provincetown to the end of Route 6 where there are two car parks ($10 ticket). The gay end of the beach is on the left and beyond that there are sand dunes where clothing is very definitely optional. Last updated: 12-23-2021

Suggested Hotels

Boatslip Resort

Legendary gay waterfront hotel & bar. Excellent pool & sun terrace scene. Regular special events. Heart of Provicetown

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Reviews from other users

  1. Herring Cove, Provincetown MA

    “My second summer of visiting Herring Cove Beach. Easy access by car, bike, P Town Trolley or walking from town. Bi and Gay beach is to the left of the pavilion. There is a path to the beach from the parking lot and then a bit of a walk to the Gay/Nude section. The dunes make the walk all worth the effort. There are opportunities to meet other single individuals and start new friendships. The dune cruising area comes alive around 11AM till 3PM. I have met an individual every trip and shared a pleasant afternoon with him. The crowd ranges from young adults to senior individuals. Spot an individual that you would like to meet and walk up and say Hi. That is how I did it. Find yourself a spot up in the dunes and you both can retire away from the beach walkers traffic. Enjoy.”

    Michael on 11-29-2017 This review is the subjective opinion of a Gay Beach Guide user, not of Gay Beach Guide. Problem with this review?

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