Race Point Beach
Race Point Beach
4.5
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Relax on sandy shores and hike dunes and grassland at this beautiful coastal stretch on the tip of Cape Cod. Spot seals sunbathing on the sandbars off the coast, and book a boat tour during the summer and fall months to see the whales that migrate through the area. Later in the day, head to the westernmost end of the beach to see the 200-year-old Race Point Lighthouse during sunset—in summer, the sun disappears right behind the lighthouse. There is ample parking nearby, and also restaurants and cafes in the area. – Tripadvisor
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  • Colleen C
    Troy, New York2,155 contributions
    NAT Seashore!
    Even in the Winter this is a beautiful destination ~ we saw people riding on the beach with their 4x4 vehicles late at night. At night (during winter) the lights were not working in the men's bathroom and if anyone has since last season AHS ~ it can kind of creep you out if the "untalented ones" will getcha. LoL Windy and cold in the winter ~ but still breathtaking! Large parking lot
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 1, 2023
  • N C
    32 contributions
    Spectacular beach even on a cold day
    Visited in late April, and the place was active but far from crowded. People had plenty of space to spread out if that was their wish. It's gorgeous with a large, sandy beach and lovely waves rising up on the shore. Definitely worth spending some time there if you're close - or even not so close - to Provincetown.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 3, 2023
  • disgustorama
    71 contributions
    On golden sand
    Drive across the beautiful sand dunes and get to Race Point: blue water and golden sand. This is a sizable beach and you can spot seals swimming close to the shore. You will need to bring everything: umbrellas, chairs and water because there is nothing there. They do have bathrooms at the entrance close to the parking lot. A wonderful place!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • chantelbooth
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom356 contributions
    Lovely beach with wildlife
    Annoying you have to pay such a high park fee when the only facilities are toilets but we wanted to visit this particular location so had to pay. Ample parking. Saw seals just off the shore. We went mid June and it was nice and warm but water freezing of course. Toilets were ok.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
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Debra M
Buzzards Bay3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This place was amazing! The weather was great . We saw whales and alot of seals. Can't wait to go back.
Written November 16, 2023
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galluvswarmweather
Blackwood, NJ436 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We spent the day in Provincetown. I heard this was a great beach to visit, so we did at sunset. We even saw seal’s swimming close.
Written October 14, 2023
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TravelingBum10
United States2,706 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We stopped here to check it out. We were able to get in with our America the beautiful pass. There was parking available without a hassle. Walked to the beach area. Very beautiful!
Written September 3, 2023
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chantelbooth
Market Harborough, UK356 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Annoying you have to pay such a high park fee when the only facilities are toilets but we wanted to visit this particular location so had to pay. Ample parking. Saw seals just off the shore. We went mid June and it was nice and warm but water freezing of course. Toilets were ok.
Written August 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sue H
Phoenixville, PA44 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach, could see whales breaching from the shore. They have this wonderful fabric to walk on out to the beach. Bikers can get there by a hilly bike lane which is a beautiful trip.
Written July 26, 2023
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disgustorama
71 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Drive across the beautiful sand dunes and get to Race Point: blue water and golden sand. This is a sizable beach and you can spot seals swimming close to the shore. You will need to bring everything: umbrellas, chairs and water because there is nothing there. They do have bathrooms at the entrance close to the parking lot. A wonderful place!
Written July 23, 2023
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Autumn M
Stamford, CT3,421 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We go here every year to watch the sunset. There isn't a bad place to sit and watch. It's beautiful to walk and there are seals.
Written July 22, 2023
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Tami M
Newport, NH469 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Race Point Beach is a beautiful beach - quiet in the spring. You can walk for miles on pristine sand. The sunsets are absolutely amazing!!!
Written May 9, 2023
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N C
32 contributions
Apr 2023
Visited in late April, and the place was active but far from crowded. People had plenty of space to spread out if that was their wish. It's gorgeous with a large, sandy beach and lovely waves rising up on the shore. Definitely worth spending some time there if you're close - or even not so close - to Provincetown.
Written May 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Colleen C
Troy, NY2,155 contributions
Jan 2023
Even in the Winter this is a beautiful destination ~ we saw people riding on the beach with their 4x4 vehicles late at night. At night (during winter) the lights were not working in the men's bathroom and if anyone has since last season AHS ~ it can kind of creep you out if the "untalented ones" will getcha. LoL

Windy and cold in the winter ~ but still breathtaking! Large parking lot
Written February 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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