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Address: Provincetown, MA
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Make sure to check the tides if you are hiking the breakwater!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Culinary-widow
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As the other reviews attest, it is quite a long walk over the tidebreakers and across the sand on the other side to get to the lighthouse but worth every second of it. The walk across the tidebreakers calls for good shoes (which I did not wear)- some of the rocks are fairly steep. Once on the other side, it's... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Recommended to wear good walking and non-slipping shoes. A beautiful leisure walk on granite boulders (not quite a mile) over to an isolated beach with a lovely lighthouse (definitely a mile by the time you arrive to the lighthouse) just off of a sandy beach. Hubby and I enjoyed spending time on the beach to ourselves. Be mindful of the... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I started out early in the morning (low tide) across the large rocks (tidebreaker). It took us about an hour to walk across the rocks/boulders. Definitely need sturdy shoes/sneakers --- I tried the day before with good sandals and I was totally off balanced. Sneakers worked good! At the end we walked toward the lighthouse --- a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

A long walk on the granite boulders and a "sandy desert" will lead you to one of the most beautiful long sandy beaches in the east coast. Go in the afternoon when it's not too hot. It's defiantly worth it.

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