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“Fabulous walk but a bit challenging over the breaker”

Ranked #23 of 74 things to do in Provincetown
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Balitmore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous walk but a bit challenging over the breaker”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We walked the jetty to the light house. A truly spectacular experience.luckily my husband helped me with some of the uneven rocks that were challenging for me. It's an hour walk if you are 50+. The beach and dunes beautiful . Short walk to light house once you are off the jetty. Fun walk but I found challenging!!

Visited June 2013
2 Thank EJAdec2009
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful - but watch your step on breakwater”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Don't be lazy. make your way across the breakwater. Just don't go bare foot on the breakwater, because the rough boulder surface will scratch the bottom of your feet & the hot sand will be a unpleasant surprise once you make your way into the island.
Wade in the water during low tide. Walk on the sandy pool & feel the prickly horsetail grass in the water.
See if you can find the natural gas escaping and making bubbles under water.
Most crabs are dead, but some may be alive and small.
Watch out for jelly fish.
Even in high tide you can still wade in the water to the north side - be mindful of current.
Take your time to take in the fragrant air scented by the wild roses.
We saw family with fishing poles hanging out by the light house.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank LaGingere
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Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Go at low tide to experience natural Cape Cod”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

You get to the Wood End Lighthouse by crossing the breakwater. I wasn't crazy about walking on the break water. It was very windy and the uneven rocks made me uncomfortable (didn't bother my middle aged husband!). But since we went across at low tide we were able to go down and walk along the wet sand for much of the way. The walk on the sand is really interesting. There are little tidal pools, many birds, grasses and constant water movement. Once across the break water, we saw a total of three people the entire time. The land and beaches are beautiful in their natural state. Bring water and a snack.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank GardenG
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Walk over the jetty at Low Tide”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

The jetty is safest at low tide. Our guest house had the tide charts available. It is about 1 mile across the jetty and there are trails mostly on packed sand for another .5 miles to the lighthouse. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the view and the remote experience. At lowest tide, you can even walk across the marsh (wear water shoes or sandles), but we didn't do that. Limited parking available.

Visited September 2012
4 Thank DelawareHiker
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very cool”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Went late in the afternoon, not a soul around. The beach there is beautiful

Visited June 2012
Thank jcumiami
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