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Provincetown Causeway

Province Lands Road and Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #15 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
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DeWitt, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The causeway is often referred to as the breakwater. It is a little over a mile long and consists of very large rocks with somewhat flat top surfaces, but it is not a smooth continuous surface. There are many gaps between the rocks and don't think of it as a level path. It isn't for those who have mobility issues.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A leisurely drive up Cape Cod leads up to Provincetown. A picturesque town with some great views of the ocean. The Provincetown Causeway is an adventurous hike to soak up some sun and sea air. I really enjoyed the walk, though some of the smells (though expected) are not the most pleasant. If you are not the most fleet of... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just happened to stumble upon this. It is a really long trail through the ocean made of huge boulders smushed together! We walked for over and hour but didn't get all the way across. The boulders are not even or spaced evenly so in places, it was actually very difficult to cross from boulder to boulder and pretty scary.... More

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Park City, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is at the tip of P-Town. Parking is very challenging, but available. The causeway is super sturdy and well built with large boulders that are fit together for a solid hike (not that this was the intention for building it). Caution, though, it is uneven in places with varying gaps. People wear all kinds of flat shoes, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

More challenging than I first thought. The causeway is made of large boulders that form a rough and uneven pathway from Provincetown across to the spit of land that hooks across the harbour. Wear strong shoes, not flip-flops or bare feet, take a sun hat too and sun-screen. You need to concentrate on were you are putting your feet. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Causeway, or Breakwater as it is often called, is well worth checking out. As other say, it can get cold when you're out over the water, so wear protection. Also, the rocks and boulders are in natural state, jagged and sometimes hard to pass over. I highly recommend going early or late in the day, to view sunset/sunrise, and... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a great hike and a great way to get a panoramic view of Provincetown. First off, make sure you have good comfortable foot wear, something to drink and snacks. The breakwater is a bit deceiving from the rotary, it is more difficult then it appears. It is not nearly as even as it might appear. There are numerous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I took family there between Christmas and New Year's to see the lighthouse. It was cold. You can see the lighthouse from the roundabout. If you have a zoom lens on the camera, you can get good pics from the shore. Parking is limited, and nearly impossible in summer. A good mile plus hike out to the lighthouse, not always... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The walk across the causeway from just south of Provincetown over to the lighthouse is an undiscovered highlight of any trip to the tip of Cape Cod. It takes about 45 minutes each way and it is worth the effort just to look back at the mainland and to see how far you have come...and don't forget to dip your... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

very good travel very clean, and a pleasure to ride on, sand dunes not much wild life but a pleasure to have less traffic than city

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