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Long Point

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #11 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
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San Francisco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

One can walk there (several miles, including 3/4 mile along the breakwater), or one can get there by a 10 minute boat shuttle from Commercial street piers. Flyers Boat Rentals provides round trip shuttle service for $15. There is an old lighthouse, but the main attraction is the beach. Swimming in the water on the harbor side of the point... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked across the rocks to get to the lighthouse. The walk across the rocks took about 45 minutes each way. Even wearing sneakers I was worried about slipping and falling on the rocks so it probably took me longer than others to get across. It was a beautiful view on the walk out to the lighthouse, and cool once... More

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Denver, CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Take the pontoon boat leaves on the hour - the BEST way to beach in Provincetown. Skip the walking - take the boat!!

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

From the Provincetown end it does not look too far but it takes a good 45 minutes to get across the rock walkway to the beach on the other side - the effort is worth it. We went across in the late afternoon and the beach was virtually empty when we got there. On the way we saw all sorts... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When you see that shape of MA, with the arm, the elbow, the fist, and the curl at the very end and tip, this is that spot. It is also a working lighthouse here. You can only get here by hiking over the Jetty, then onto the dunes to it, or by taking a boat shuttle, or by kayaking. Beach... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I hiked the breakwater path and beach to Long Point. It was a great workout and we loved the views, and beach (where we ate our lunch). Round trip it took us about 2 hours (we took a longer route on the way to the lighthouse and hiked some of the dunes behind the actual beach). Overall,... More

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I were in town last week. We have been visiting P town for nearly 10 years now 4-5 times a year. We have always wanted to make the trip out to the tip of the cape. A friend of ours who lives in town was nice enough to let us borrow his canoe. The long paddle out... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I first accidentally landed on Long Point years ago by walking there, not really realizing where we were headed. We now go back every year for wonderful beach days with our kids; we take the water taxi, though! This is a low-key and natural experience. No bathrooms, no vendors, just beautiful beach. Perfect for rock hunting and... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We hiked the breakwater to this ultimate 'tip' of Cape Cod without realizing it was almost 5 miles from our hotel, but it was worth the extra effort. Saw seals in the clear blue water, looked at the light-houses (which sound an alarm every 10 seconds FYI) and discovered there is a ferry back to the wharf every hour between... More

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Louisburg, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My daughter (age 17) and I walked the Breakwater wall and the sandy beach at low tide to get out to the Lighthouse, it took us about 2 hours, of course we were exploring the beaches along the way so that slowed down our trip out the Lighthouse. When we got there we went and looked at the lighthouse close-up... More

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