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Race Point Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
508-888-9784
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Ranked #19 of 26 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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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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11 reviews 11 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Arlington Heights, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here two nights. Bring own food and water. A volunteer stays with you. Wonderful place if you like walking a beach with no one in sight. Lighthouse is fun too.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This was our 3rd tour of Race Point Light on Mariner's Day. The tour started with a 20 minute ride through sand dunes, courtesy of volunteers from the Lighthouse Foundation. The free tour included: guided tours of the lighthouse, keeper's home, and the recently renovated whistle house. Volunteer Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Refreshments were provided. There are countless photo... More

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Beaches of Provincetow are all wonderful places. The pictures you will take there will be the best of your collection.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our favorite spot in P-town. We kayaked over through P-town Harbor but there is also a ferry shuttle that runs there. We paddled over-about 1.75 miles each way and saw several seals along the shore area. Gorgeous beach and shoreline with a lighthouse.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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197 reviews 197 reviews
121 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

A old lighthouse great area to watch the sunset. You have a great view of the sand dune beach too.

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