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Wood End Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #17 of 26 attractions in Provincetown
Type: Lighthouses
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- Aug 15, 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Balitmore, Maryland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We walked the jetty to the light house. A truly spectacular experience.luckily my husband helped me with some of the uneven rocks that were challenging for me. It's an hour walk if you are 50+. The beach and dunes beautiful . Short walk to light house once you are off the jetty. Fun walk but I found challenging!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Don't be lazy. make your way across the breakwater. Just don't go bare foot on the breakwater, because the rough boulder surface will scratch the bottom of your feet & the hot sand will be a unpleasant surprise once you make your way into the island. Wade in the water during low tide. Walk on the sandy pool & feel... More

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Mass.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

You get to the Wood End Lighthouse by crossing the breakwater. I wasn't crazy about walking on the break water. It was very windy and the uneven rocks made me uncomfortable (didn't bother my middle aged husband!). But since we went across at low tide we were able to go down and walk along the wet sand for much of... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The jetty is safest at low tide. Our guest house had the tide charts available. It is about 1 mile across the jetty and there are trails mostly on packed sand for another .5 miles to the lighthouse. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the view and the remote experience. At lowest tide, you can even walk across... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Went late in the afternoon, not a soul around. The beach there is beautiful

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MA
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17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Wood End Lighthouse if the furthermost light house on the tip of Cape Cod at the entrance to the Provincetown Harbor. This is the locale where the PILGRIM's REALLY FIRST LANDED on our shores! It is accessible by rental boat, kayak, or a hike over the breaker wall at the far west end of Commercial Street. It's a fairly strenuous... More

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