The Beach Guide

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach is in Provincetown, right at the very top of Cape Cod. The scenery here is both unique and beautiful, with sandy beaches, whales in the ocean, and historical lighthouses among the extensive dunes. You will love walking on the beach or relaxing in the sand.

Spring is the time to come for whale watching, you can spot various species breaching out in the ocean. From critically endangered North Atlantic right whales to huge finback whales. So don’t forget to bring your binoculars if you are visiting at this time of year.

Closer to shore you can watch seals play throughout the summer, and you can even see them catch fish. However, as the gray seals have become increasingly common they have attracted great white sharks to the area. Therefore you should exercise caution if you plan to swim, especially near the seals. If that doesn’t put you off, there is a changing room and bathroom at the beginning of the parking lot. Both are usually pretty clean.

You will also find the oversand off-road vehicle trails, and with a pass, you can access Race Point Beach and others and ride around in the dunes. They have different air compressor stations where you can put air back in your tires if you need to.

You are allowed to bring your dog beyond the lifeguarded area as long as you keep it on a leash. The beach is free, but you do have to pay for parking. The fee does go back to the national seashore beaches and pays for their maintenance.

Nearest city

Provincetown

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Current weather (Wed Jul 8th 03:00)

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66.8°F

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