For more than a century, P-Town has been a bohemian haven. Each summer crowds flock to town for raucous times including a week-long carnival in August. Galleries, bookstores, antique shops, and kitschy boutiques line Commercial Street, the three-mile main thoroughfare. Panoramic views are enjoyed from the top of the 252-foot Pilgrim Monument. The sun rises and sets on the north-facing Race Point Beach.