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Race Point Lighthouse

Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 855-722-3959
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To the Lighthouse!

We walked here from the small car-park off the main road. There were mosquitoes but happily we had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stitchmaker
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London, United Kingdom
Archtypal Lighthouse on the Cape

A great spot to revel in the ocean's freshness, to smell the salty air and bask in the recuperative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JosephYArsenault
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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The Race Point Lighthouse, Keeper's House, Whistle House and Oil House are maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of volunteer members whose mission is the restoration and preservation of these and other properties including Wood End and Long Point Lighthouses. In 1995, the Keeper's house and Whistle House were renovated and the opened for overnight stays to guests from around the world. Google Maps directs drivers to a road that is not accessible unless a permit is obtained from the NPS during the season and vehicle has 4 wheel drive. It is a 2 mile walk from the Race Point Beach, or an easier and shorter walk from the Hatches Harbor parking lot off the Province Lands Rd between Race Point and Herring Cove Beaches. The lighthouse tower is open for tours on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays during the season. Closed if the piping plovers close access to the beach.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked here from the small car-park off the main road. There were mosquitoes but happily we had plenty of insect repellent with us. The path takes you along past swamp (hence the mosquitoes) through trees and then out onto a long raised bank that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great spot to revel in the ocean's freshness, to smell the salty air and bask in the recuperative power of the sea. You feel like you are at the very beginning of the American adventure.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

You will not find another place on all of the East coast that will bring such joy, happiness and clam as this spot. Treat yourself and family to wonderful afternoon, or sunrise is amazing, and come to this place of wonder.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Took a trip to the very tip of the Cape and ran into this beautiful lighthouse amidst the grassy dunes. Gorgeous water and fresh air. Signs warned about great white sharks and the seagulls here are some of the biggest I've ever seen in my...More

Thank Shelley K
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We arrived too late to go in the lighthouse but were pleasantly surprised by access to a wonderful beach. There were adults and kids playing, dogs as well and they were leashed as required. The beach was covered with small dead fish and we wondered...More

1  Thank Greg Y
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We tried to make our way down to the lighthouse from the beach and a major thunderstorm came out of nowhere, so we never got to make it all the way. Beautiful view.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

make sure you are ready to hike to this place. lots of rave reviews but we ended up not going. didn't have enough energy and not enough water bottle. we paid 20$ for the parking so we didn't feel like going out again to get...More

1  Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Love walking on this beaching, sitting at the end where there are no people and seeing this Keeper's House off in the distance...

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We love to drive along the national seashore at 5:30 or 6am. It is quiet and the views are spectacular. Race Point is a great place to end.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the lighthouse for a tour on Mariners Day this past weekend and the site itself was a bore. I'd say skip it. The most interesting thing about the visit was the two-mile over-dune ride from the Race Point parking lot to the...More

2  Thank tunkiemo
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Sharold Y
17 May 2017|
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Response from BlaineDB | Reviewed this property |
Not a bad day trip, depending on your time resources. Suggest you walk to Angel Foods for sandwiches and drinks (assuming you have a day pack), then drive or bicycle to 2 possible locations Race Point Beach parking (check... More
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bgillroy
7 September 2016|
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Response from swisstravellerslife | Reviewed this property |
To the beach it's a 2 minute walk or 100 yards... I hope it helped :-). If not look it up on Google maps :-)
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