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Race Point Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
+1 508-888-9784
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Beautiful

Love walking on this beaching, sitting at the end where there are no people and seeing this... read more

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rooster0608
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New England
A Beautiful Place to Go First Thing in the Morning

We love to drive along the national seashore at 5:30 or 6am. It is quiet and the views are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NorthamptonSyd
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Northampton
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This historic Cape Cod lighthouse has been in operation since 1816.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Provincetown, MA
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+1 508-888-9784

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Reviewed yesterday

Love walking on this beaching, sitting at the end where there are no people and seeing this Keeper's House off in the distance...

Thank rooster0608
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to drive along the national seashore at 5:30 or 6am. It is quiet and the views are spectacular. Race Point is a great place to end.

Thank NorthamptonSyd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the lighthouse for a tour on Mariners Day this past weekend and the site itself was a bore. I'd say skip it. The most interesting thing about the visit was the two-mile over-dune ride from the Race Point parking lot to the...More

Thank tunkiemo
Reviewed 2 February 2017

First, you all need to know I love this place so much, we had a discussion about whether I should even tell people about it.... We love to go out here, especially in the off season. On season it is accessed by people in properly...More

1  Thank BlaineDB
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Off season Race Point is quiet, open and lovely..not sure what race point is like in summer but off season is perfect.

Thank beachbons
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I drove all the way out there to find a lighthouse and just found a house. I would say skip it except for the beautiful drive through lovely forests to get there. I've not seen such beauty in a very long time. Just if you...More

Thank RiverBirch1967
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place does require a permit to park (from the Park Service). However, it does offer expansive beaches with very few people on them. We always enjoy spending an afternoon walking down this lovely part of Massachusetts.

Thank CajunCulture
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you go in summer, as the hundreds of parking places attest to, the place is undoubtedly filled to the gills with beach goers. However, off-season, you practically have the entire beach front to yourselves. Walk down from the visitor's center along the bike path,...More

1  Thank Sweeney221b
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My sister and I booked a stay at the Race Point Lighthouse and were totally impressed by its beauty. You can stay at the keeper's house just a few feet away from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is wonderful and is really kept in good shape....More

1  Thank bravefilius
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This lighthouse is the northernmost on Cape Cod. It was first built in 1816. It had a Fresnel lens until is was automated in 1972. You can rent the keeper's house or the whistle house for vacation rentals.

Thank Richard G
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Sharold Y
How do we get there from the sandcastel resort
17 May 2017|
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Response from BlaineDB | Reviewed this property |
Not a bad day trip, depending on your time resources. Suggest you walk to Angel Foods for sandwiches and drinks (assuming you have a day pack), then drive or bicycle to 2 possible locations Race Point Beach parking (check... More
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bgillroy
How difficult a walk and what is distance from the Keepers House to the beach? Thanks.
7 September 2016|
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Response from David_01_2017 | Reviewed this property |
To the beach it's a 2 minute walk or 100 yards... I hope it helped :-). If not look it up on Google maps :-)
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