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“vast and beautiful beach on the northern tip of the Cape” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach
Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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“vast and beautiful beach on the northern tip of the Cape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

First time ever to P-town and got there by way of the high speed ferry out of Boston.

It was a 95F day in Boston and escaping to the Cape sounding like a fantastic idea. Fast speed ferry was pretty cool -stayed inside to stay cool, and then half way through, to stay dry from unexpected thunderstorms. Upon arrival at Provincetown, we bypassed the tourist walk on Commercial Street and tried to walk to Race Point. BIG MISTAKE! Although the local maps made it seem like a 15 minute walk, it was closer to 5 miles! Do what the smart people did: rent a bike for a fantastic bike ride along scenic paths to Race Point -or- Take the shuttle ($2 each leg per person when we went) that runs every 15-20 minutes between town and Race Point beach. Of course, if you happen to have a car, its an easy drive and there is a good size parking lot at the beach.

Definitely worth venturing outside the P-town city limits to find great sand and surf! Highly recommend!

Visited July 2011
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Beautiful, beautiful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

This beach is just gorgeous! It was more crowded than Herring Cove Beach. The water looked so blue and it was a great place to just sit and take in the scenery.

Visited September 2011
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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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“Beautiful views and soft sandy beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Loved the beach and the vastness of ocean view. You can walk forever. I believe you can drive onto the beach with a permit. Great idea. Also, we noticed there were campfires. Enjoyable ride on the bike path to Race Point.

Visited September 2011
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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“Best Sunset on the Cape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

If you can get a fire permit for this beach do it! Whales and seals are visible off shore. Not crowded in august like some of the cape beaches.

Visited August 2011
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“Beautiful sunset..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011 via mobile

The best beach in cape cod, highly recommended if you want to spend some quality time in with the peace of nature.

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