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“This is not a family hike!”

Race Point Lighthouse
Ranked #21 of 74 things to do in Provincetown
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Owner description: This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.
Wolcott, Vermont
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This is not a family hike!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Look, its beautiful and natural. Great beaches and we saw seals. But you need to know - it is not easy to get to. We tried to hike it with a family of 16 including kids 9-16 in age. Only 3 of us actually made it to the lighthouse and several members of the group not speaking to each other. The best part of the trip was the incredibly kind man who drove us back to the parking lot in his 4 wheel drive. Actually, the drive through the dunes was the best part of the trip and here is a shout out to the good Samaritans still left in this world. But otherwise, when the park ranger says its a 40 minute walk up the beach - that really means an hour and a half through soft sand just to get there and then you need to get back somehow and your whole day is used up.

Visited July 2014
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Lake Worth, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture and presence in P-town”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

The city lighthouse is a beautiful piece of architecture and presence in P-town, love the stone and how high it is, it is a real pillar for the city, stands so tall and proud, a must see to visit and go up in. P-town is a wonderful place to visit.

Visited July 2014
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Syracuse, New York
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful views of the stars”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you like to view the constellations go out to Race Point late at night. You feel like you are on a different planet looking up at the night sky and seeing shooting stars and planets while listening to the ocean. It's a must see on a trip to the Cape.

Visited September 2013
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ri
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“see for miles”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful unspoiled places that is so close to home. We are so lucky. We could see for miles and only stay out for a short time because the wind was blowing 40 and the temp. was 20 degrees.

Visited January 2014
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Nice Lighthouse - walk there from RacePoint beach in 1h or so ...”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We headed to the lighthouse from the RacePoint beach just walking along the beach, in about 1h or so. Was a nice morning hike. Thanks Barbara for the interesting lighthouse tour. This is a nice spot - good to know that you can actually rent the the houses there - just need to get your stuff there, but this may be really nice and relaxing - totally off grid.

Visited June 2014
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