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Race Point Beach, Provincetown

Beach · Nature / Park
Find crystal clear waters, sweeping sand dunes, and pure white sand off the beaten track at Race Point Beach. The beach gets northern sun all day long, so it's popular with sunbathers. The shoreline drops off quickly so it may not be ideal for casual swimmers, but upside of this is that you may see sailboats or whales close to shore. The beach is prone to big surf, making it a favorite for surfers. Be aware, this area is known for strong riptides and undertow--only strong swimmers should attempt time in the water here. Use our Provincetown planning site to arrange your visit to Race Point Beach and other attractions in Provincetown.
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  • By far the best beach next to Herring Cove. Race Point will never disappoint a visitor. The views are amazing, and if one is lucky can catch a glimpse or two of some seals swimming.  more »
  • There are three beaches available in Provincetown , the harbor, the bay and the ocean. Race Point is the Atlantic Ocean beach and the one favored by most tourist. The beach is wide and sweeping and...  more »
  • We visited this ~ 7 mile long beach today after passing the unoccupied fee hut. The misting fog kept beachgoers away but there were several tourists like us wanting to see the flowers among the...  more »
  • Race Point beach most beautiful spot bare none. Everything was great and amazing dunes. It turned my skin purple from The cold and wind..must see place
  • Lovely silent beach. Felt like I was entering a beach in a desert coz of the dunes but it was worth it. $20 vehicle parking which is valid for 6 other nearby beaches as well. We visited Race point and Herring Cove coz of time constraints.
  • Race Point is the most beautiful beach in Cape Cod. Easy access and great facilities. For seniors, you can get a lifetime parking pass right there at the booth. Doesn't matter what state you are from. You can use it at all National and federally run Parks.
  • This definitely is one of the best sunset beaches I’ve been to. The view was breathtaking. The gang and I went on a weekday so we did not encounter many people. It was calm, quite, serene and peaceful, just the way you want beaches to be.
  • Nice clean beach and clear blue water although very rocky.

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