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Wood End Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
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Gorgeous, quiet spot

As the other reviews attest, it is quite a long walk over the tidebreakers and across the sand on... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
AlmostVegan
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Beautiful Scenery...Worth the Walk!

Recommended to wear good walking and non-slipping shoes. A beautiful leisure walk on granite... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2014
aswilkin
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Norfolk, VA
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"during low tide"
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"cape cod"
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"herring cove beach"
in 2 reviews
"commercial street"
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"breakwater"
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"trek"
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"sand"
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

As the other reviews attest, it is quite a long walk over the tidebreakers and across the sand on the other side to get to the lighthouse but worth every second of it. The walk across the tidebreakers calls for good shoes (which I did...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2014

Recommended to wear good walking and non-slipping shoes. A beautiful leisure walk on granite boulders (not quite a mile) over to an isolated beach with a lovely lighthouse (definitely a mile by the time you arrive to the lighthouse) just off of a sandy beach....More

1  Thank aswilkin
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

My husband and I started out early in the morning (low tide) across the large rocks (tidebreaker). It took us about an hour to walk across the rocks/boulders. Definitely need sturdy shoes/sneakers --- I tried the day before with good sandals and I was totally...More

2  Thank Queensabode
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

A long walk on the granite boulders and a "sandy desert" will lead you to one of the most beautiful long sandy beaches in the east coast. Go in the afternoon when it's not too hot. It's defiantly worth it.

Thank Shir D
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hike is worth it just make sure you are prepared. If you are going to walk on the mostly flat boulders be sure to wear tennis shoes or good walking shoes. I don't recommend flip flops or slippery shoes. Some of the boulders are...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

It took us about 45 minutes each way to walk across the breakwater...which is a bunch of boulders stacked. It isn't too dangerous unless you're a dufus texting your friends, someone watching their kids instead of their feet, or the scarecrow from the Wizard of...More

1  Thank cindynor41
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you've made to the end of the breakwater, Wood End Lighthouse is just a bit further. Slightly to the north west about 10 minutes away, sits the lighthouse and shed. You actually don't need 2 hours to view the lighthouse, though time is need...More

2  Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

A point of interest after a long walk on the breakwater, picture worthy. The horn is a sound that I remember from previous visits, not sure if any seamen hear or care about the horn

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Although this can take a bit of effort, the payoff is worth it. Plan for about 2 hours roundtrip at a moderate pace. Start at the parking lot of the Provincetown Inn or nearby area and set off across the sea wall. Wear sunscreen and...More

2  Thank nyctravis
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Wood End is to the right after you cross the breakwater, and a completist must see it, you will likely be the only one there. The tide pools near it are pretty interesting, especially after a storm. If you continue past it at low tide,...More

Thank Rahaal
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