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Address: Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508-888-9784

This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.

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The third lighthouse in Cape Cod

This lighthouse is the northernmost on Cape Cod. It was first built in 1816. It had a Fresnel lens until is was automated in 1972. You can rent the keeper's house or the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place does require a permit to park (from the Park Service). However, it does offer expansive beaches with very few people on them. We always enjoy spending an afternoon walking down this lovely part of Massachusetts.

Thank CajunCulture
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go in summer, as the hundreds of parking places attest to, the place is undoubtedly filled to the gills with beach goers. However, off-season, you practically have the entire beach front to yourselves. Walk down from the visitor's center along the bike path, and then along the beach. Invigorating!

Thank Grmpy
fishkill, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I booked a stay at the Race Point Lighthouse and were totally impressed by its beauty. You can stay at the keeper's house just a few feet away from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is wonderful and is really kept in good shape. If you go up the spiral stairs to the top, you can see for miles... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lighthouse is the northernmost on Cape Cod. It was first built in 1816. It had a Fresnel lens until is was automated in 1972. You can rent the keeper's house or the whistle house for vacation rentals.

Thank Radmrjg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A townie plus a friend and myself visited the Lighthouse, Cottage and Whistle House. We let air of the tires...down to 12 psi...on the truck and we just wandered around the dunes. We stopped at the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and visited with the couple, among many, who volunteer to look after the area. The love and dedication they showed was... More 

Thank Mjhawaii
Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Didn't have time to hike out to it, but will go back in the fall for some sunrise - sunset pictures. First time there. just amazing scenery!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The Race Point Lighthouse is generally open for touring from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the first and third Saturdays between mid-May and early October. The tour is free, but donations are greatly appreciated and go toward upkeep of the lighthouse and grounds. Transportation to the site is not provided for these tours. There is a special annual tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I surprised my girlfriend with this short trip to Race Point. We found it a beautiful spot and had a wonderful time with the amazing hosts/housekeepers Susan and Jack. Also with us were at this weekend Nan and Patty. Race Point is a Lighthouse with a Keepershouse with several rooms, a kitchen and living room to share. It's located at... More 

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RacePointLighthosue, Public Relations Manager at Race Point Lighthouse, responded to this review

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

2 miles one way in sand no one around. Light house was great! We even talked to the light house keeper that was there for two nights. The beach is long and wide. Seals where our in the water watching the shoreline. Favorite hike of the week.

Thank T M
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Usually stop here when going to Race Point Beach - which we usually do via bikes (either our own or one we rented in town). It provides a great view of the wide open ocean and is right on the beach.

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