Race Point Lighthouse, Provincetown

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Race Point Lighthouse is located in Provincetown. Use our Provincetown trip itinerary planner to visit Race Point Lighthouse on your trip to Provincetown, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Took a trip to the very tip of the Cape and ran into this beautiful lighthouse amidst the grassy dunes. Gorgeous water and fresh air. Signs warned about great white sharks and the seagulls here are so...  more »
  • walking with a very long walk, or on Board of a 4 x 4 with regular transit permit. The permit is issued by the Ranger at the Government Office set up in a few minutes after paying the cost of $50 for a week. You should also watch a video that explains how to drive on the sand, the Ranger then inspects the vehicle, which must be on board the tow rope, shovel, water and plates. It is obligatory to deflate the tyres (golden rule for hi sand driving) and is so well organized that at the end of the path there is the "Air Station" for tire-inflation! Simply stunning
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  • We arrived too late to go in the lighthouse but were pleasantly surprised by access to a wonderful beach. There were adults and kids playing, dogs as well and they were leashed as required. The beach ...  more »
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  • The ORV trails at Race Point Beach take you within feet of this classic lighthouse. You can see it when you first get on the ORV trail from the parking lot, and it gets closer and closer as you drive out. Makes for some great sunset pics from the beach. Never actually been inside it, we just admire each day as we drive by.
  • Nice walk either by the beach or sand dunes. Great little lighthouse to walk too.
  • Loved this! We walked on a trail from the bike path (not down the beach) as recommended by the visitors center and it was gorgeous!! We didn't go all the way to the lighthouse but close enough for great views of it in such a lovely landscape! Was about 2.5 to 3 miles round trip hike. My favorite thing we did during our day in Provincetown I highly recommend.
  • One of the best places to visit while in Provincetown to get away from cheap souvernirs and the tourist crowds in town
  • Requires permitted off road vehicle to access or a long treck through the dunes. No electricity or cell phone service. Lighthouse is kept by a non profit organization in which volunteers stay in the cottage.

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