Race Point Lighthouse, Provincetown

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Race Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod, in Provincetown, Massachusetts; it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original tower, first illuminated in 1816, was replaced in 1876 with the current 45-foot tall iron-plated tower and a new keeper's dwelling. The American Lighthouse Foundation operates the property and rents out two buildings for overnight stays. The actual light is maintained by the Coast Guard. The site is reached by walking about 45 minutes over sand; with a National Park Service Oversand Permit, a four-wheel-drive vehicle can be used.HistoryRace Point Light was first established in 1816, the third light on Cape Cod
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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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  • Very pretty! Nice hike out there along the beach. We went on Columbus day weekend 2017. We got to see a group of seals chilling on the beach, bon fires, wild birds migrating from the artic and a nice gentleman to tell us about the birds. We decided to take the beach route on the way back also rather than the sand road. Took about an hour to get there (stopping to take pics of the seals) and 45 min to get back after dark. (Take flashlights). The sunset was amazing and well worth the wait!!!! Def recommend visiting.
  • The walk to the lighthouse was awesome! Walking to it took about 1 hour. The lighthouse itself was very well maintained. Had historic clocks and other lighthouse things. I really enjoyed it there!
  • Honestly, so breath taking from the top of the light house. The light keeper was very knowledgeable and kind. You can rent out the living cabins that face the beach. A true step back in time.
  • Nice place to visit. Try entering the lighthouse and going all the way up; You'll have the very best panoramic view of the park.
  • 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.
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