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Address: Provincetown, MA
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This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.

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The third lighthouse in Cape Cod

This lighthouse is the northernmost on Cape Cod. It was first built in 1816. It had a Fresnel lens until is was automated in 1972. You can rent the keeper's house or the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Richard G
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Punta Gorda, Florida

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Northampton
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247 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Connecticut
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 lighthouse station -- a ride available only one or two times a year.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

First, you all need to know I love this place so much, we had a discussion about whether I should even tell people about it.... We love to go out here, especially in the off season. On season it is accessed by people in properly equipped vehicles with one of the limited permits, so we really do stay away. We... More 

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massachusetts
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93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Off season Race Point is quiet, open and lovely..not sure what race point is like in summer but off season is perfect.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I drove all the way out there to find a lighthouse and just found a house. I would say skip it except for the beautiful drive through lovely forests to get there. I've not seen such beauty in a very long time. Just if you are only going for a lighthouse, it's just a house. And you cannot go into... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place does require a permit to park (from the Park Service). However, it does offer expansive beaches with very few people on them. We always enjoy spending an afternoon walking down this lovely part of Massachusetts.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you go in summer, as the hundreds of parking places attest to, the place is undoubtedly filled to the gills with beach goers. However, off-season, you practically have the entire beach front to yourselves. Walk down from the visitor's center along the bike path, and then along the beach. Invigorating!

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fishkill, ny
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246 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My sister and I booked a stay at the Race Point Lighthouse and were totally impressed by its beauty. You can stay at the keeper's house just a few feet away from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is wonderful and is really kept in good shape. If you go up the spiral stairs to the top, you can see for miles... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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649 reviews
362 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This lighthouse is the northernmost on Cape Cod. It was first built in 1816. It had a Fresnel lens until is was automated in 1972. You can rent the keeper's house or the whistle house for vacation rentals.

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Thank Richard G
Honolulu
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A townie plus a friend and myself visited the Lighthouse, Cottage and Whistle House. We let air of the tires...down to 12 psi...on the truck and we just wandered around the dunes. We stopped at the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and visited with the couple, among many, who volunteer to look after the area. The love and dedication they showed was... More 

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