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.Planning Provincetown trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
Race Point Light was first established in 1816, the third light on Cape Cod
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This was the last of the three lighthouses in Provincetown that I had wanted to hike to. Finally everything fell into place, weather, tides and time to do it. The round trip to the lighthouse and back... more »
A bit of a trek to get out there. Well worth it. You can almost see Europe from here. If you are adventurous there is a station where they will deflate your tires so you can drive out and refill them ... more »
One of the most incredible places I have ever been to. I will never forget it. A must "to do" when visiting Provincetown
Had a great time visiting during one of their open house tours! It was a special event for Mariner's Day, and they had transportation to drive us out to the lighthouse. The drive over the dunes was one of the best parts! They said that at other times of year you have to either walk or drive yourself in an off road vehicle. Got to see the lighthouse, keeper's house, and whistle house. Great tour, and beautiful views!!
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