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Gorgeous, quiet spot

As the other reviews attest, it is quite a long walk over the tidebreakers and across the sand on the other side to get to the lighthouse but worth every second of it. The walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As the other reviews attest, it is quite a long walk over the tidebreakers and across the sand on the other side to get to the lighthouse but worth every second of it. The walk across the tidebreakers calls for good shoes (which I did not wear)- some of the rocks are fairly steep. Once on the other side, it's... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Recommended to wear good walking and non-slipping shoes. A beautiful leisure walk on granite boulders (not quite a mile) over to an isolated beach with a lovely lighthouse (definitely a mile by the time you arrive to the lighthouse) just off of a sandy beach. Hubby and I enjoyed spending time on the beach to ourselves. Be mindful of the... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I started out early in the morning (low tide) across the large rocks (tidebreaker). It took us about an hour to walk across the rocks/boulders. Definitely need sturdy shoes/sneakers --- I tried the day before with good sandals and I was totally off balanced. Sneakers worked good! At the end we walked toward the lighthouse --- a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A long walk on the granite boulders and a "sandy desert" will lead you to one of the most beautiful long sandy beaches in the east coast. Go in the afternoon when it's not too hot. It's defiantly worth it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hike is worth it just make sure you are prepared. If you are going to walk on the mostly flat boulders be sure to wear tennis shoes or good walking shoes. I don't recommend flip flops or slippery shoes. Some of the boulders are steep and there are some with wide gaps. I recommend going out at low tide... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It took us about 45 minutes each way to walk across the breakwater...which is a bunch of boulders stacked. It isn't too dangerous unless you're a dufus texting your friends, someone watching their kids instead of their feet, or the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz...you really have to watch where you put your feet. Other than that, it is... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you've made to the end of the breakwater, Wood End Lighthouse is just a bit further. Slightly to the north west about 10 minutes away, sits the lighthouse and shed. You actually don't need 2 hours to view the lighthouse, though time is need to get there over the breakwater.Though there is nothing particularly unusual it still represents an... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

A point of interest after a long walk on the breakwater, picture worthy. The horn is a sound that I remember from previous visits, not sure if any seamen hear or care about the horn

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Although this can take a bit of effort, the payoff is worth it. Plan for about 2 hours roundtrip at a moderate pace. Start at the parking lot of the Provincetown Inn or nearby area and set off across the sea wall. Wear sunscreen and take water and be sure to wear shoes comfortable rocks and sand. You'll cross the... More 

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Shenandoah Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wood End is to the right after you cross the breakwater, and a completist must see it, you will likely be the only one there. The tide pools near it are pretty interesting, especially after a storm. If you continue past it at low tide, you can walk all the way around to Herring Cove or through the moors.

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