Provincetown offers miles of breathtaking Cape Cod National seashore including amazing ocean beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, woodlands, and ponds.
MAP OF PROVINCETOWN BEACHES
Provincetown’s most popular gay beach is located on the left side when you enter the parking lot. The first stretch is primarily lesbian, and then the beach is primarily gay male/nude. Although practiced by many, topless and nude sunbathing is not legal. (We recommend riding a bike to the beach or taking the shuttle that stops in front of the Brass Key as the parking lot often fills before noon). Families are located to the right when you enter the parking lot.
Race Pointe is a Popular beach (primarily straight) offers smoother sand than Herring Cove. Nearby PROVINCELANDS VISITOR CENTER offers exhibits on the Seashore and early Provincetown. Race Point Road. 508.487.1256.
With its picturesque lighthouse and unique perspective back to town, Long Point is accessible via Flyers Boatyard shuttle boat.
Virtually deserted, Wood End is accessed via the stone breakwater at the foot of Commercial at Pilgrim Landing Park. In return for that hike, you may have the beach to yourself. Note: the breakwater is partially submerged at some high tides (check for high tide times before heading out).
HEAD OF THE MEADOW (TRURO) & MARCONI (WELLFLEET)
These scenic Atlantic beaches enjoy surf, particularly after summer storms.