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Race Point Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
508-888-9784
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Ranked #17 of 27 attractions in Provincetown
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.
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Lake Worth, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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ri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
75 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We recently stayed for 2 days at the Race Point Lighthouse. The home is adjacent to the actual lighthouse. The property is steps from the beach where whales are frequently swimming. The house consists of 3 bedrooms. My recommendation would be the yellow room (sleeps 3) it has ocean views from both windows and gets a nice sea breeze, the... More

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Sound Beach, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The lighthouse is handsome, but it is the walk to it that is absolutely gorgeous. When you arrive you will enjoy seeing modest dunes and a great expanse of ocean. Beautiful.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The view of the sea and shoreline from the lighthouse was amazing. The only disappointment was the limited access to the entire Race Point area. Because its part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, it was partly closed due to the gov't shutdown.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I took my aunt for a day trip to Ptown. We decided to take a ride out to race point to see the "end of the cape". You can not even drive out there without paying a $15 use fee. I do not agree with this. If you want to park and use the beach, etc... charge to park or... More

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Montreal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were at Race Point beach for the day and decided to go see this lighthouse on the way to Commercial Street. If you go down Provincetown Lands Road on your right just as the bike path goes under the road there is a small free dirt parking lot that can fit maybe 5-6 cars. There is a dirt path... More

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Orillia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We are used to Canada which welcomes visitors to it's lighthouses. On Cape Cod some are not open to visitors, and this one was not even accessible by land, even though my husband had read about a guest house on-site. He was disappointed.

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