Location: Northern tip of Cape Cod; Nearest town:
42 03 45 N
70 14 35 W
Accessibilty: You can park at Race Point Beach
and walk about 45 minutes to the lighthouse. The grounds are
open all year, and the keeper's house and whistle house are available for overnight
stays from spring through fall. If you're staying overnight, arrangements will be made to
transport guests to the lighthouse on a four-wheel drive vehicle.
For reservations to stay overnight at Race Point,
call (508) 487-9930.
For more information, visit the official
website for Race Point Lighthouse.
Station established: 1816; Present tower built: 1876;
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining
Tower height: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 41 feetOriginal optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1876); Present
optic: VRB-25, solar powered
Characteristic: Flashing white every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1876 keeper's house,
1876 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, property
is maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American
website for Race Point Lighthouse