Race Point Beach

Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Crowds line the shore of Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Cape Cod.

Located at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod, Race Point Beach features panoramic ocean views and a beach that stretches for miles down the National Seashore. Kids will enjoy combing the waterline for rocks and scanning the seas for seals, sharks and whales, although swimmers might not be as excited about the beach, for the same reasons. There’s plenty of room to spread out, so Race Point never feels overcrowded.

Parking in the large lot is rarely an issue, but prepared for a bit of a hike if you arrive late and miss out on the spots closest to the beach. The seasonal pass is one of the best deals on the Cape and grants you access to all six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches.

Visitors with off-road vehicles are allowed to drive on large sections of the beach with a valid oversand permit available from the National Seashore.

Parking: 300 spaces

  • Daily (Car) $25
  • Daily (Foot/Bike) $15
  • Season $60 (Valid for all 6 National Seashore beaches)

Cape Cod National Seashore beaches require a fee or season pass from late June through Labor Day. From Labor day through mid September, a fee or season pass is only required on weekends and holidays at select beaches. The season pass can be used at Coast Guard Beach (Eastham), Nauset Light Beach (Eastham), Marconi Beach (Wellfleet), Head of the Meadow Beach (Truro), Race Point (Provincetown) and Herring Cove (Provincetown).

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Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs not allowed in lifeguard protected areas during the summer (passing through is OK). Additional temporary bans on pets are occasionally put in place to protect nesting birds. Check posted signage.
Moderately crowded
Cool salt water