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Address: Provincetown, MA

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Worth the tough walk

This is a wonderful walk-hike to the light house. It takes about 45 minutes walking the break-water and then 30 minutes to get to the light house and the beach. Wonderful trip and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful walk-hike to the light house. It takes about 45 minutes walking the break-water and then 30 minutes to get to the light house and the beach. Wonderful trip and beautiful views.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wood End and Long Point Lighthouses are accessible via Provincetown's Breakwater Rock Passage, which is a sometimes treacherous path over huge, uneven boulders. The path is over a mile long, and it took us about an hour to reach land. The rocks are solidly in place, but there are often large gaps between them requiring sure-footedness. In addition, be wary... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This light was illuminated in 1872 to provide assistance on the approach to Provincetown Harbor. We did not get to go close to it but just observe it from a distance.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

As most people writing reviews have said, this is a great activity. It's definitely NOT for young children as the walk is long and can be strenuous. You walk along a jetty, which is made up of uneven boulders. Make sure you go at low tide and make sure to wear sturdy she's/sneakers. You want to make sure you have... More 

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Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My boyfriend and I completed the breakwater walk. Then wanted to go to the lighthouse. It is quite a walk but totally worth it! It was awesome walking through all the dunes! The Lighthouse is closed to visitors but you can take pictures next to it! I enjoyed going to this lighthouse and would return such a cool area!

Thank Brie V
Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Easiest to get to, compared to walk back from long point. The hike across the jetty is about 1 1/2 miles each way. Jetty is uneven, kids walk portions of it, some do more - I think its too difficult for kids the whole way

Thank mpm0024
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The causeway is a bit of a trek, but it is beautiful and secluded. We climbed up into the lighthouse. Make sure you have good shoes and wear sunscreen.

Thank Ellen A
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Lighthouse closed but the hike to it across the breakwater is worth it anyway. (Unless your main desire is to go inside a light house of course). My son and I had a great afternoon. The breakwater is 1.5 miles each way and it's another 1/3 mile to the lighthouse. You are bouldering across and stepping or jumping from rock... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

One of the outermost lights on the Cape, Wood End Light has been a beacon of light for a long time. It continues to draw the attention of boaters to the inherent dangers of shallow water while providing guidance into the Provincetown Harbor. Its squat ,white base and black cap project a sense of sturdy calm in the midst of... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Walking along the breakers isn't easy, but isn't too difficult either. Make sure you go at low tide so you see the surrounding salt marsh. We did this walk on a cloudy non-beach day and absolutely loved it. Plus it's totally free and the beach is just as nice as what you'll get at the national seashore (which costs $20---FYI... More 

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