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“Race Point is one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.”
Review of Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach
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west bridgewater, ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Race Point is one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.”
Reviewed 8 October 2009

Once you arrive, the sun, the dunes, the tall grean grass, the Atlantic Ocean is yours. It's simply clean and beautiful. Take off your sandles as you walk from the parking lot to the beach. Feel the hot white, plush sand beneath your feet.. You move slower now in this place of sand and water. Choose a spot to lay your blanket where there are fewer people so you can hear the waves lapping the shore. Take a walk along the shore and pick up some colored stones or differnt kinds if seaweed. Everything is ocean-clean. Go for a swim! Throw a frisbee for the dog. By all means snap some photos. The sand dunes, the water, the tall green grass are a rare sight that you will want to always remember.
Race Point is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. If you have time, walk to the nearby lighthouse, and look at the trails and the other beaches which are close by but better saved for another day.
If you travel by car, you need to arrive early at Race Point, at least be 10 AM. If you rent or live nearby, consider biking instead. Bring an orange or a peach.

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Amy Freeland
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“Beautiful beach, excellent view, luxuriously soft sand.”
Reviewed 23 July 2009

I went to this beach twice while in Provincetown. Once at night, and saw an amazing sunset, and then once during the day. Both occasions were just what a beach experience should be. Race Point was a bit of a challenge today, only because it was cloudy and foggy, and was not protected by the cove. We went on to Herring Cove only because of the fog. I would certainly return to this beach, as I'm sure it is perfect on a sunny day.

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Hunterdon Co., New Jersey
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“Inconsistent rule enforcement...”
Reviewed 7 August 2008

First and foremost, the whales put on a wonderful show for us this morning at Race Point. But since whales are not on the payroll and are rather unpredictable (as they should be) we are not including their beautiful presence in the distant waters as a factor in our review of THE BEACH.

We arrived after just before 10 a.m. as a life saving demonstration was underway. Evidently the adrenalin did not wear off after the demo because within minutes of the end of the "program" a lifeguard proactively reprimanded a family right next to us for digging holes in the sand. It was ridiculous! The "lifeguard" went up to this family and told them not to dig holes deeper than "x" many inches or feet, but then went on to tell them that their hole was still a.o.k. UM, SO, WHAT'S YOUR POINT?

Moments later we were reprimanded by a second lifeguard for using an unauthorized floatation device on our 5 year old (a waist band floatation device that she used at swim lessons at home). "Boogie Boards and Coast Guard approved life vests are the only things permitted."

O.K. Must be a slow morning at the beach.

But THEN, moments later, lifeguards who were on break were firing lacrosse balls at each other within feet of our blanket. One HARD ball came within 2 feet of our space, but this is not a safety concern?!?!?

Evidently, we (and the other family) were victims of over zealous guarding behavior in the presence of a superior. The second chief hard-hat wasn't looking "anything goes" on the beach. Lacrosse playing lifeguards, boom boxes with blasting tunes...you get the idea.

We had a much better experience at Head of the Meadow earlier in the week. I did not feel "safer" at Race Point because lifeguards went around looking for non-existent violations while some boss guy was there for the "life saving" seminar. It was silly.

The guards at Head of the Meadow were more mature (and yes, I mean OLDER) and I felt safer because they were professional and didn't use break time to fling lacrosse balls within feet of beachgoers.

The beach was fine. The whales were amazing. But if you can foresake the chance to see spouting, go to Head of the Meadow instead!

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Alexandria, VA
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“Great sandy beaches, very few tourists at the National Park beach”
Reviewed 27 January 2006

We went to the Provincetown National Beach (not sure if that's the official name) shortly after a small rain storm. The beach was a little wet, but dried up quickly, and the ranger let us in for free to boot! The sunset was great, and the beach was very clean. Highly recommend the entire Provincetown area to those with an open mind.

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