Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown, Massachusetts


Client:  National Park Service

Year Complete:  2013


Project Team:  Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, KZLA, Louis Berger Group, Landmark Consulting, Structures North

Photography:  Bruce Martin and Cape Cod Aerial Photography


KZLA developed design documents for new beach facilities at Herring Cove at Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The new beach facilities are located beyond the projected velocity zone with global warming considered. The buildings and walkways werel all constructed on piers so the dynamic dune landscape were not impacted by static pavements or architecture. Native vegetation wasrestored on newly constructed dunes as large areas of pavement were removed. The visitor’s experience of the site has been transformed since circulation has been directed through restored dunes and oriented to the water.