A Sandy Path…
If you enjoy a good, long hike within sight and smell of the sea, then we have just the destination for you! Journey by foot to Race Point Lighthouse nestled in the dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore for an opportunity to climb this historic 1876 beacon on the first and third Saturday of each month during the summer.
Along your sandy path, be sure to admire the majestic dunes topped with crowns of whispering beach grass and bask in the natural beauty that frolics amidst the sparking sands. Solitude and tranquility will be your hiking partners until you reach Race Point Lighthouse where you’ll discover a true Cape Cod treasure that has been lovingly preserved and transformed environmentally “green” by ALF’s Cape Cod Chapter.
Did You Know… You can spend the night in the keeper’s house at Race Point Light from May through October?
Hours of Operation:
June to Mid-October
First & Third Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For those who have the proper National Park Service permits for their oversand vehicles, stop by and climb the lighthouse on your way to one of Cape Cod’s finest beaches. Don’t forget your camera; the views from the top are spectacular! There is even a gift shop to peruse in the keeper’s house
Annual Open House: Each year, on one special day in May, our Cape Cod Chapter coordinates an Open House in conjunction with Mariner’s Day on Cape Cod. Transportation to the lighthouse is provided for visitors.
There is no charge to climb the tower, but donations are appreciated and help fund the ongoing care of this historic lighthouse.
ALF Chapter Contact Info:
Cape Cod Chapter of ALF
P.O. Box 565
Rockland, ME 04841
- Flat shoes (not sandals or flip-flops) are strongly recommended to climb the ladder into the lantern room.
- Please note: For the protection of endangered shorebirds, tours may be cancelled due to nesting Piping Plovers and necessary beach closures by the National Park Service.
GPS Coordinates: 42° 03′ 45″N 70° 14′ 35″W (View Map)
Race Point Lighthouse is located two miles out over the sands of Cape Cod National Seashore. The nearest roads are at the northern end of Race Point Beach near the Race Point Ranger Station and the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Museum.