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Great beach

What a nice place . Still off season so free to get in and not many on the beach. It was great to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc P
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A long walk to Race Point lighthouse

There are three ways to get close to the lighthouse. 1. Buy a permit from Nat Park kiosk and drive... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Jamie M
Framingham, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place . Still off season so free to get in and not many on the beach. It was great to watch the fishing boats and the seals go by plus listening to the waves and relaxing with my wife. Couldn't get any...More

1  Thank Marc P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see it in the distance from the beaches. And that's as good as it gets. Spare yourself the trek.

Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and beautiful, but do go in the early morning during the summer. There is no shade and lots of sand. Bring water. Don't go in flip flops. Also, bug spray. Spray it on heavy. Late August and we got eaten alive.

Thank JoyYagid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the lighthouse is a great experience. The house is well maintained but has its own character. Seeing whales and seals also adds to the fun, as is just spending time on the beach. There are three bedrooms upstairs at the house that can...More

1  Thank DaleMR
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

There are three ways to get close to the lighthouse. 1. Buy a permit from Nat Park kiosk and drive on the sand in your 4 wheeled drive. 2. Walk 2 miles fro race point or from the West end of Herring Cove. 3. Park...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Thank Stitchmaker
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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.

Thank JosephYArsenault
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.

Thank servicefoodie
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
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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Sharold Y
17 May 2017|
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
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 :-)