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Race Point Beach

Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Love this big, broad, exceedingly soft, sandy beach. Love the high dunes and walk down to the beach. Waves here are always different from the beach @ Herring Cove - sometimes bigger - sometimes calmer. If you have kids, make sure to check them both out.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It might get crowded, but this is still my favorite beach, even outside summer. Beautiful sunsets on clear days, and on one visit, we were greeted to whale sightings right from the beach, and groups of seals swimming by every 5 minutes.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

great beach...but cold water!!! met some really nice people on the beach. the parking was free after labor day.

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new york
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It's a nice long trail ride, but worth the trip beautiful beaches at the end. Love the quite trails.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Hanging out there in the Atlantic Ocean, we had fantastic views and seals too just watch out for sand flys

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bethel
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The dunes are basically sections of the beach that you are allowed to drive your car on. However, one can not just bring any car onto the dunes. In order to drive on the dunes, you must first obtain a permit from the ranger station which is located right by the entrance to the trails. Once there, you will have... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Soft sand, nothing but ocean, blue sky and sand dunes, oh, and seals about 10 feet away - briliant? No facilities here so bring your own!

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was quite a hike from the parking lot down to the shoreline so it pays to bring a beach buggy or cooler with wheels. It was fun to watch the seals swimming close to the shoreline of Race Point . Much sandier beach than Herring Cove. Great view!

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Boston
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7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful, natural beach. No hotels to block the view. Lots of space to spread out. The walk down to the beach is much easier if you pick the path with the blue mat. Bring your water bottles! There is a bathroom but no snack bar. We saw a family of seals here! No parking fee after Labor Day.

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Arlington, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wanted to walk on the beach after our day in Ptown, so drove to Race Point. Walked down a very long boardwalk mat (very cool but not especially comfortable on your feet) to the beach. The water was very calm as we walked the shore. Not many shells, but lots of smooth stones. Beware the biting flies near sunset -... More

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