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Race Point Lighthouse

Address: Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508-888-9784
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As this neck of Cape Cod is jutting out in to the seaway into Boston, it needs lighthouses! It is a lovely trip round the coast looking at the dunes - so different form the general coastline in the USA, this lighthouse is a fount of historical knowledge and worth a visit.

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Metro-Detroit, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did not realize that you had to walk to this lighthouse from Race Point Beach; we should have read TA reviews first. We were at Race Point Beach, and thought that there would be a sign pointing you in the general direction of where the lighthouse was, where to park and/or go, but we never found them, just for... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Thought I would walk the beach to see the sun set. What I found was peaceful quiet, undisturbed waters, sunsets, and waves lapping on my own private beach. If you walk a bit towards the light house you will find PEACE. Imagine finding peace on earth. :) Great Beach.

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New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We were walking by the lighthouse and we really wanted to go inside it. We have never been in it. We went to the keepers house to ask if we could go in and he said sure. If was a very nice view of the ocean. The Race Point Lighthouse is open to the public two times a month.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My friends and I brought a jeep up to the cape for our visit in July. The plan was to get a beach driving permit and head out to Race Point Light. Tip if you are planning to do this and never done it before there are a few things you must have. Piece of plywood,tire gauge that reads a... More

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Wolcott, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Look, its beautiful and natural. Great beaches and we saw seals. But you need to know - it is not easy to get to. We tried to hike it with a family of 16 including kids 9-16 in age. Only 3 of us actually made it to the lighthouse and several members of the group not speaking to each other.... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The city lighthouse is a beautiful piece of architecture and presence in P-town, love the stone and how high it is, it is a real pillar for the city, stands so tall and proud, a must see to visit and go up in. P-town is a wonderful place to visit.

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Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you like to view the constellations go out to Race Point late at night. You feel like you are on a different planet looking up at the night sky and seeing shooting stars and planets while listening to the ocean. It's a must see on a trip to the Cape.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful unspoiled places that is so close to home. We are so lucky. We could see for miles and only stay out for a short time because the wind was blowing 40 and the temp. was 20 degrees.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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200 reviews 200 reviews
89 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We headed to the lighthouse from the RacePoint beach just walking along the beach, in about 1h or so. Was a nice morning hike. Thanks Barbara for the interesting lighthouse tour. This is a nice spot - good to know that you can actually rent the the houses there - just need to get your stuff there, but this may... More

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