Outbound Collective logo

Camp in Provincetown at Dunes' Edge Campground

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Description

Added by Chris Mongeau

Explore the best dunes in Cape Cod and hike through the dunes' nature trails. You'll be minutes away from the beach and can swim at Race Point Beach or Herring Cove.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts is full of campgrounds and dunes to explore, but the best of the two are located at the very end of the cape, around the areas of Truro and Provincetown.

Travel to the very beginning (or end, depending on how you look at it) of historic U.S. Route 6, which spans from Provincetown, MA to Long Beach, CA. One of the nicest campgrounds I've found is Dunes Edge Campground, which is located right besides the dunes trails and Province Lands recreational path, where you can bike or walk on to the beaches. Race Point Beach and Herring Cove are both just under 2 miles from the campground, and Commercial Street, the main strip of Provincetown, is just a mile away.

The beaches at Herring Cove and Race Point are less crowded than beaches at the beginning of Cape Cod, and the dunes here are pristine. From Herring Cove, you can spot seals popping up around sunrise and sunset, and sometimes even a whale spout on the horizon. You can apply for a free permit to have fires on the beach (limited) here, as well as off road permits to drive the oversand roads in the dunes.

Provincetown is one of the friendliest places I've found in New England, and it's full of great coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants and pubs to enjoy after a long day at the beach. It's beautiful any time of year, but the best season is summer, when you can enjoy the beaches and dunes in warm weather.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app

Features

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Swimming
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Hike Provincetown Dunes on the Cape Cod National Seashore

Hike Cape Cod's National Seashore

Explore Hatches Harbor and Race Point

Hike the Pamet Area Trail

Visit Nauset Lighthouse

Hike the Norris Reservation Loop