Race Point Beach, Provincetown

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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Just to stand on the upper part of this beach and contemplate the reality that I was sharing with the first pilgrims a view from what is now America was a true moment of joy. The park service has plac...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    My wife and I enjoyed a tour of Race Point beach and the dunes in a Chevy Suburban. We saw a flock of terns, some seals and wispy fog creeping over the dunes from the sea. The guide pointed out a hut ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    This beach, park and bike trails are what weekends for made for. So load your picnic lunch and bikes in/on the car and have a great time. Truly great beach and dunes worthy of exploration by foot and ...  more »

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