Wind-blown Herring Cove Beach with the Race Point Lighthouse way in the background, it doesn’t get much prettier!
When you think of Cape Cod, many people think of the beautiful beaches and the iconic beach fences. I loved this one at Herring Cove Beach right after it had snowed. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I took the same fence from two different perspectives. Which one do you like better?
The clouds look almost like a watercolor painting, don’t you think?
We took a ride up to Provincetown yesterday to see what Herring Cove Beach looked like after the storm last week. They sure did get a lot of snow up there! We could see the snow on the dunes as we were driving into Provincetown. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
When we got to Herring Cove Beach, we had to very carefully walk from the parking lot to the beach trail. Each trail had a lot of deep snowdrifts on it. It’s the most snow I’ve seen at the beach in a long time, much more than Wellfleet or Eastham.
In the last photograph, you can see the erosion mitigation fences. It was such a pretty day as the sun had just come out after many days of cloudy weather. You can even see Race Point in the distance.
It was a beautiful day to walk along Herring Cove Beach toward Race Point Lighthouse. I love the deep blue color of the ocean with the white lighthouse in the background.
What do you think?
It seems like each time we drive to Herring Cove Parking lot on Herring Cove Beach, the parking lot is a bit smaller. The winter storms really took a huge chunk out of it. There’s still room for some cars, but nearly as many as before as you can see by the barriers across the lot.
There is still a much larger parking lot just a few yards away, with restrooms, that holds quite a few cars which is where most of the people who enjoy Herring Cove Beach can park.
Still love the view down to Race Point in the distance.
It’s a good thing they have “sand fences” along some of the beaches on Cape Cod. It’s like a snow fence, but acts the same way for sand.
I loved this photograph of this sand fence at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown which trapped the sand so high that people were walking over it to get to the beach. I took the photograph standing on the edge of the parking lot.
And then I edited it 2 ways and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?