The Provincetown dunes and the nineteen dune shacks are an amazing place worthy of preservation and they are a sight to see!
Getting there: Getting to these historic shacks requires hiking into the dunes a little more than a mile (or if you don’t want to venture into the area by foot take a narrated tour with Art’s Dune Tours in Provincetown). The trail head is located right on route 6 so you can park by the side of the road.
You’ll walk through beautiful dunes with great views in all directions. You’ll see aging, gray weathered dune shacks on pilings and also some outhouses tucked among the dune grass – all in a fragile environment of shifting, windswept sand. Along the way you’ll see blueberries, beach plums, grasses, and stunning views from the highest dunes. Eventually you will get to a wonderful ocean view.
History: The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District in the dunes of Provincetown is a 1,900-acre National Register district significant for its association with the historic development of art and literature in America. The Dune Shack include shacks that were home to American artists and writers from the 1920s to present day.