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Race Point Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
+1 508-888-9784
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Hard to get to!

We tried to make our way down to the lighthouse from the beach and a major thunderstorm came out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tiverton, Rhode Island
great reviews but hard to get to.

make sure you are ready to hike to this place. lots of rave reviews but we ended up not going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth K
Montreal, Canada
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This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“race point” (15 reviews)
Provincetown, MA
+1 508-888-9784

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank tunkiemo
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...More

2  Thank BlaineDB
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.

Thank beachbons
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...More

Thank RiverBirch1967
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank CajunCulture
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,...More

1  Thank Sweeney221b
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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
8 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 :-)