Race Point Beach

Person with a fishing pole silhouetted against a deep orange sky as the sun sets into the water.
Explore the beauty and bounty available at Race Point Beach.

NPS/Kekoa Rosehill

Quick Facts
End of Race Point Road, Provincetown
Location of Old Harbor Life-Saving Station

Beach/Water Access, Parking - Auto, Restroom - Seasonal, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Showers, Toilet - Flush, Water - Bottle-Filling Station

Race Point Beach is located at the northernmost point on Cape Cod. With swift currents and deeper water closer to shore, the magic of the ocean ecosystem is just beyond the sand. In the spring whales can often be seen from shore and fishermen with their long surfcasting rods are a common sight at the water's edge.

The Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Museum is nestled in the dunes here. Open seasonally, the museum provides a glimpse of daily life for the men of the US Lifesaving Service, the precursor to today's Coast Guard.

With a path from the parking area across the dunes to the beach, Race Point is popular with beachgoers year-round. The park's oversand vehicle corridor is nearby, and offroad vehicles can often be seen parked along the shore in the distance.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Last updated: April 14, 2021