Race Point Beach

(508) 487-1256
42.079463, -70.219331
Race Point Road
  Provincetown, MA 02657
Barnstable County

Race Point Beach is known for its spectacular sunsets. Managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore, this beach offers views of a light house, pristine shoreline, boats, whales and seals (watch out for the sharks). The soft sand is plentiful and has a light mix of shells and dried bands of seaweed from high-tides. It's a moderate walk to the beach from the parking area, and the slope to the beach is gradual. Dune sections are roped off for the piping plovers and other ocean birds.

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Hours Of Operation

6am to midnight

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Cape Cod National Seashore beach entrance fees are collected from late June through early September when lifeguards are on duty, and on weekends/holidays from Memorial Day to the end of September.
Daily vehicle - $20
Motorcycles - $10
Pedestrians, bicyclists - $3
Cape Cod National Seashore annual pass - $60
There is no entrance fee for active duty military and their dependents with proper ID, nor for any children under the age of 16.

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Life Guard

On-duty during summer months 9am-4pm

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Not Allowed

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Carry in/carry out beach with food vendors within 10 minutes driving

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Motels/hotels and rentals are available within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Not allowed during summer months on lifeguard protected beaches

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Picnic Area


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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms, changing rooms, and showers are available.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Not allowed in areas where lifeguards are on duty

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Walking Trails

Bike Trails

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Race Point Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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