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Race Point Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #19 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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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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170 reviews 170 reviews
75 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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