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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 2 weeks ago
Jamie M
Framingham, Massachusetts
via mobile
Nice Beach

We arrived too late to go in the lighthouse but were pleasantly surprised by access to a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Greg Y
Richmond, Virginia
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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

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 5 weeks 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

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
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.

Thank glitterqueen1975
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
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...

Thank rooster0608
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.

Thank NorthamptonSyd
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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 :-)