If you only remember to bring your camera on one Cape Cod excursion, it needs to be your visit to Long Point in Provincetown. This isolated area at the very, very tip of Cape Cod is one of the most picturesque places anywhere. You don’t want to miss it. Complete with a lighthouse, abandoned beaches, and breathtaking views you have to see to believe, you’ll want to spend a day exploring this beautiful area.
Learn more about all of the fun things to do in Provincetown, MA like enjoying a day at Long Point in Provincetown.
How to Get There
There are two great ways to get to Long Point in Provincetown. If you’re an adventurous spirit, you can trek to Long Point on foot. Or, if you’ve wanted an excuse to ride a ferry in the Provincetown harbor, you can do that, too!
Long Point Beach Ferry
The fastest, and easiest, way to the tip of the cape is with a 20-minute Long Point shuttle from Flyer’s Boat Rentals. During the high season, this ferry leaves from MacMillian Pier every hour, on the hour. In the off-season, ferries run every two hours. In addition, the ferry also picks up at the Boatyard dock in the West End at 10 past the hour.
Long Point Provincetown Hike
If you have more time to spend, or want to make your visit to Long Point a true adventure, you can also hike to the area. From MacMillian Pier, you can walk along the Provincetown Causeway. This rocky jetty will take you the beach at Long Point, where you will then walk up the beach to the lighthouse and best parts of Long Point. The Long Point Lighthouse hike is roughly three miles and is a great way to spend a beautiful day outdoors.
What You’ll See
We know we sound like a broken record, but the view from Long Point is truly spectacular. But, that is just one of the great things you’ll find in the area. When you visit Long Point, you’ll find so much more than that!
What many people don’t realize until the visit Long Point for themselves is that Long Point is the best place to view the Provincetown harbor from a distance. Because Cape Cod hooks back on itself, the view from the very tip offers a great vantage point to view Ptown from afar. In addition, the area also offers unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean!
Cape Cod Wildlife
If you read reviews of the Provincetown Causeway, you know that it is teeming with wildlife. As you make your way to Long Point, you will see birds overhead and fish below. You’ll also find starfish and other sea creatures in the small pools of water along the causeway. And, once you reach Long Point, it is likely that you will see groups of seals swim by!
Long Point Lighthouse
Another striking feature of Long Point in Provincetown is the Long Point Lighthouse. Although you can’t go inside the lighthouse, you can view the exterior up close. In addition, there is an adjoining museum and gift shop to visit. It’s not a very big lighthouse, but it is unique, never crowded, and on a beautiful beach.
What to Bring
The beach at Long Point in Provincetown is one of the area’s best kept secrets. Once you make your way to the beach, you won’t want to leave. Because of this, plan to pack anything you might need to set up camp for the day. Pack a picnic, or snacks and cooler filled with treats to enjoy, especially if you’ve hiked your way there. Like we mentioned earlier, you’ll also want a camera, too. Long Point features the best views in the area and you will want to capture them!
Visit Long Point in Provincetown and Stay with Us!
Long Point is just one of the great things to explore in Provincetown, MA. With a stay at Admiral’s Landing, you can be in the center of it all! Our 1860’s historic and friendly Provincetown bed and breakfast is centrally located just one block from Commercial Street and the bay. Provincetown is a unique travel destination, like nowhere else. There really is something for everyone here – unique shops and boutiques, fine dining and cafés, galleries and theater – beautiful untouched beaches, sand dunes, whale watching, nature and bike trails, and more. Now is the time to discover Provincetown for yourself! Give us a call today!