Fodor's Expert Review Herring Cove Beach
Herring Cove Beach is relatively calm and warm for a National Seashore beach, but it's not as pretty as some because its parking lot isn't hidden behind dunes. It's close to town, so in warm weather it's always crowded. The lot to the right of the bathhouse is a great place to watch the sunset. Daily parking is $20; the annual seashore pass grants access to all six national park beaches and costs the same as three days of parking. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); toilets; showers. Best for: sunset; swimming; walking.