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Address: Provincetown, MA
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Fun time and great exercise!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bobbie W
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars 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

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A group of us walked the rock wall across from Provincetown Inn. At the end of the wall you have to jump to the sand and hike up to the lighthouse. Then you can go beyond to the ocean. It's beautiful but took about 45 minutes to an hour walking across big boulders. Watch the time because the water rises... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Take a walk over the breakwaters to reach the beach and lighthouse. It will take close to 45 mins (one way). Make sure of the tide timings. We were advised to go only during low tide and come back before high tide. The water starts rising very fast one the tide sets in. So carefully time your visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very fun walking right up to an old lighthouse right on the beach. It still lights at night, but it just sits there locked up, looks abandoned, surrounded by sand and grass. You can walk up to it but that's about it.

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