We love to drive along the national seashore at 5:30 or 6am. It is quiet and the views are... read more
Not a bad day trip, depending on your time resources. Suggest you walk to Angel Foods for sandwiches and drinks (assuming you have a day pack), then drive or bicycle to 2 possible locations Race Point Beach parking (check... More
Not a bad day trip, depending on your time resources. Suggest you walk to Angel Foods for sandwiches and drinks (assuming you have a day pack), then drive or bicycle to 2 possible locations Race Point Beach parking (check maps), then walk from the parking lot to the water, take a left and walk until you get to the lighthouse. Walking along the beach is fun and you don't have to worry about the tides. 30-40 minutes later, you'll arrive at the lighthouse. OR Educate yourself as to the tides. Do not miss this step! Go towards Race Point Beach parking, but take the road towards Herring Cove. Park at the first lot on the right (could be wet). Walk out the fire road and you will magically find the lighthouse appear across the inland side of Hatches Harbor. Follow the fire road (it is raised, so safe regardless of tide timing) until you cross the culverts that allow the tidal pools to work properly on both sides of the road. Once past that point, you can get off of the fire road, depending on the tide, and walk towards the lighthouse. Knowing the timing is important for the way back as well. It is a special place. The walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse is about 30-40 minutes unless you stop when you experience amazing things..... Either way, if you walk past the lighthouse, you'll be between the ocean and Hatches Harbor. Lots of birds. Pay attention to the signs. Please bring all of your debris back with you!