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Race Point

Where: Race Point Rd, Provincetown

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

  • Amenities:
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming, Walking

About Race Point: vehicle permits can be purchased at Race Point Beach from April 10-November 15 for $60. A part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, this beach is north facing so gets sun all day long. It has good surf, but also can have a strong undertow. Beautiful sand dunes line the beach. Short walk to Race Point Lighthouse.

Reviews (10 reviews total)

United Statea
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2010


Best views and great spot for whale watching.

Goldens Bridge, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2016


It's the only beach we could go off road with our beach.

Ledyard, CT
4 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


Wonderful National Park with a great bike/walking trail. Wide, long ocean beach. Plenty of parking. Hard to beat.

United States
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2014


Just a 30 minute drive right on to the beach. No crowds, no lugging of beach gear, and miles of beautiful beach!

2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014


We loved Race point beach. Beautiful beach from which you can whale spot and swim with seals

Ledyard, CT
4 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


The Park Rangers were very nice and informative. The facilities were clean. Plenty of parking. The beach is spacious. And Province Lands bike trail is right there and fun.

Weymouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014


Race Point is the perfect Cape Code beach with breathtaking views. This beach is open until midnight and great for a romantic stroll.

Southington, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2009


We love the beach at Race Point. A National Seashore beach with white soft sand, different access options from the parking lot, a well maintained bath house, frequent seal sightings, not too crowded, and a great beach for viewing the sunset. There is also an old life-saving station you can visit and a very long walk to Race Point Light (only for those in great condition and bring plenty of water and snacks!) If you visit the Provincelands Visitors Center you can get a beautiful panoramic view of the dunes and shoreline in the area. Highly recommend visiting this remote, natural area!

Spencer, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013


Race Point in Provincetown is my favorite beach to visit while at the cape, it's very peaceful and beautiful.

West Sand Lake, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013


Race Point Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The dunes there are some of the largest, and they are absolutely beautiful, especially late in the day. The sand has a different texture and color on this beach, but it is somehow very comfortable to walk and play in. The sunset was amazing, but the purity of the area is what makes it so special.