Race Point Beach, Provincetown

4.7
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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  • My partner hates being at the beach, so we agreed that I would only have accompanied and later returned to the hotel. But when she saw the show that loomed before him, well he decided to stay and wait for the sunset together! We arrived at 18 and there was nobody in the cabin where you usually find the ranger that seeks payment for access (I guess it was because they had finished the round). We walked the catwalk running through the dunes and we sat down to watch the show. Being close to the summer solstice we waited quite a bit (the Sun is "fooled" into the ocean at 8:20 pm) but the wait was pleasant: warm sun, soft breeze, few people in sight (and still quiet, which I particularly appreciated) . Some children were playing with water, but after a rainy day nobody has dared to take a bath, in spite of the sunset was beautiful and clear sea. In the distance there were some people who I think partying (maybe a barbecue?) surrounded by their 4 x 4, but they were really far apart so it would not disturb our peace. Marvel!
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  • We spent hours collecting rocks. The beach that wasn't overcrowded and was clean. Saw many sea lions swimming along the shoreline.  more »
  • A great beach and a must see in P-town. We bicycled there, but there is a (pay) parking lot if you drive. I would recommend taking the bike path to Race Point. It was chilly when we went so we did not...  more »
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  • Race Point is a wonderful beach in Ptown but there isn't wifi or internet but who cares about that when you're on a beach! The sand is clean and there isn't any trash on the beach.
  • Race Point ORV (drive on beach portion) is one of my favorite places to be. Gorgeous landscape, lots of beach and easily accessible after you've gotten a sticker and follow the rules in place ~ low & slow, clean up your trash, be respectful of the neighboring beach goers and sea life. It's amazing to be able to whale watch from the coast, so fortunate to experience this spectacular place year-after-year!
  • Stunning stunning stunning... !!! Absolutely the best of all the Federal Beaches in Cape Cod National Seashore. The beach perfect for sunset view on a clear day, the Herring Cove beach is good for day but Race Point Beach ought to be your best bet for sunset view.
  • It's a amazing and wonderful place. ....Me and my family love this place I see lots of birds and fish. ...so amazing this place beautiful. ....
  • Great Beach, plentiful bike and car parking and good changing and bathroom facilities. Also the museum has events so check the calendar.

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