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Race Point Lighthouse

Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 855-722-3959
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Stunning views of the dunes

Took a trip to the very tip of the Cape and ran into this beautiful lighthouse amidst the grassy... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Shelley K
Dallas, Texas
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 preservation of these and other properties including Wood End and Long Point Lighthouses. In 1995, the Keeper's house and Whistle House were renovated and the opened for overnight stays to guests from around the world. Google Maps directs drivers to a road that is not accessible unless a permit is obtained from the NPS during the season and vehicle has 4 wheel drive. It is a 2 mile walk from the Race Point Beach, or an easier and shorter walk from the Hatches Harbor parking lot off the Province Lands Rd between Race Point and Herring Cove Beaches. The lighthouse tower is open for tours on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays during the season. Closed if the piping plovers close access to the beach.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 855-722-3959
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Reviewed 23 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

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

2  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

3  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

1  Thank RiverBirch1967
JaniceRon, Public Relations Manager at Race Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

The Keeper's House and Whistle House are rented to fund the non-profit American Lighthouse Foundation, whose Cape Cod Chapter maintains the properties at Race Point Lighthouse. We do offer tours on the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 - 2 p.m.,...More

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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 :-)