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Wood End Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #17 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Lighthouses
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Boston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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182 reviews 182 reviews
59 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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