Gay Beach/Swimming Holes

Herring Cove

Provincetown, MA
United States
Phone: 800 Phone: Fax:

Whichever way you go, you'll still walk 10 minutes -- either from the parking lot to the gay end of the beach, or from the street-side bike rack down the path. Many beachgoers lock their bikes against the trees along the road leading to the beach and walk to the beach by cutting through the woods. Just follow the path, and be sure to avoid trampling the delicate dune vegetation. Entrance fee in season, which is collected at the ranger's booth, is $7 for cars, $1 for bicyclists and walk-ins, although the latter isn't always collected. From the booth, turn left, proceed about 100 yards and park anywhere in the lot although you will want to park as close to the far left side of the lot as possible. The path at that end will deliver you onto the women's section of the gay beach. Men typically proceed farther left along the beach stopping either in the "bisexual section," where groups of men and women intermingle, or farther along in the predominantely male section. If you continue to walk west along Herring Cove for a long while, you'll eventually come to the very tip of Cape Cod and one of the most beautiful and isolated beaches anywhere.

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