Herring Cove Beach North Public Access Site Plan Environmental Assessment
The Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA is one of six life-guarded, improved beaches managed by Cape Cod National Seashore. Wave action in late December caused damage to the asphalt revetment near the bath house and sections of the north parking lot, and coastal areas near the south parking lot. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts developed the Herring Cove Beach facilities in the 1950's and includes: a one-mile macadam revetment (seawall); two parking lots; and, a bath house and concession stand that was replaced this year. Herring Cove Beach is of special concern to the citizens of Provincetown and other park visitors.
The purpose of taking action is to develop a long-term plan for Herring Cove Beach revetment and parking in consultation with agencies and the community. The plan will identify the values of the beach and its importance to visitors to the national seashore and local residents. The outcome will be based upon sound coastal science and engineering practices and be responsive to shoreline change, projected sea level rise and visitor use.
The plan is available for public comment through November 30, 2013. In addition to the Document List link, please also see the Advisory Commission Subcomittee webpages on the Consensus Building Institute's site for this project for a more extensive listing of documents and agendas at www.cbuilding.org/herringcove (also use Links tab).
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02663