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Lighthouse and Beach

Mid November it’s pretty cold, but still very beautiful! Beach was empty and waves were crashing... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
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not easily accessible. Need ATV permit and vehicle or be prepared for a long hike in windy... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Miami Beach, Florida
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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
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Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places everyone should visit more than once in their lifetime. Spent a week with 20+ family members 20 years ago and a reunion trip in July 2018. Some of the best memories I will ever have! Thank you to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Connie M
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Mid November it’s pretty cold, but still very beautiful! Beach was empty and waves were crashing! You could see how high the tide comes up! Neat place, easy to drive to and plenty of parking. Little walk to the beach but the wooden walkway is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1972JackieD
Reviewed 24 October 2018

not easily accessible. Need ATV permit and vehicle or be prepared for a long hike in windy conditions. could see it from a beach further down from where it navigates you to. Cool lighthouse. Wish i could have seen it up close.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jmarketos
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A family of 22 of us rented out Race Point Lighthouse for a week! This was the second time we had done this as a family and each time it was amazing! We had my grandmother who is in her 70’s all the way down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samanthaaV981UE
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Really licked this lighthouse, surmised Cape Cod to us, seen so many film with this type of lighthouse on it, good to see the real thing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank srpatrick
Reviewed 10 September 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Marc P
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoyYagid
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jamie M
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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 :-)