Category Archives: Edgartown

The Wharf in Edgartown is a Fun Dining Experience

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After a day spent enjoying the bounty of beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, be sure to stop into the Wharf Pub and Restaurant to treat yourself to a delicious meal and live entertainment. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner, a relaxing spot to watch the game or a nightly hot spot with live entertainment you can find it at the Wharf!

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Our Favorite Things To Do in Edgartown MA

Ernest McGray, Jr. / Edgartown Light House / Flickr
Ernest McGray, Jr. / Edgartown Light House / Flickr

Edgartown MA has plenty to offer everyone visiting Martha’s Vineyard and is a fantastic place to stay on your trip. Edgartown is one of the most sought-after destinations on the Vineyard, and Sandpiper Rentals has many homes to rent in the area, including harbor front Captain’s houses dating back to the old Whaling Days of the Vineyard. There are many great boating and beach options, and a wonderful downtown area with shopping, restaurants, galleries and more! Here are our favorite things to do in Edgartown MA.

Beaches in Edgartown MA

Edgartown has great beaches including South Beach which is very popular. The shoreline is pristine with firm sand, making it perfect for strolling up and down the beach along the water. There are great waves and gorgeous scenery to make South Beach the place to go when in Edgartown.  The surf is excellent and easily accessible with a public bus running every 15 minutes. For an amazing view and quieter surf, head to Lighthouse Beach which is just a 10-minute walk from downtown. From there, it’s easy to enjoy picturesque views of Edgartown and the harbor beyond. State Beach is perfect for young children and walks. It has calm waters. The second bridge is known from the Jaws movie and every summer hundreds of people jump off it.

The Lighthouse of Edgartown MA

For a spectacular and unique Edgartown visit, look no further than the Edgartown Lighthouse. This is a must-see area of Martha’s Vineyard and has amazing views of the historic lighthouse and surrounding area. Admission is $5 for the lighthouse which will be operating at times during the summer. Recent renovations have made the lighthouse a great stop and have made it more accessible for visitors.

Fishing Charters from Edgartown MA

While you’re in Edgartown, try out one of the fine fishing charters that are based in the harbor. Several charters will take you out for some of the best fishing on the East Coast. See what made the area so famous for fishing. Wayfarer Charters offers fishing charters and sunset cruises. Jean Marie Fishing Charters and Great Harbour Sport Fishing Charters are some of the other charter companies located in Edgartown.

Established in 1907 and operating out of its current location since 1927, the Edgartown Yacht Club offers the best in yachting, sailboat racing, and seamanship on Martha’s Vineyard. The club holds several racing events throughout the year, including Edgartown Race Weekend (July 23 – 25) and the ‘Round-the-Island Race (July 25) and the 12-Metre Regatta in August.

When in Edgartown, catch the Chappy Ferry to Chappaquiddick Island, one of the best kept secrets in New England. This peaceful, quaint island is serviced by the On Time and On Time II ferries which have a long and colorful history. Several scenes from the movie classic ‘Jaws’ were filmed on Chappaquiddick to give you an idea of the scenic parts of the area.

The Katama area of Edgartown is closest to the surfside of the beach and contains many rental properties. There are also many rental properties in the three mile stretch from beach to downtown. There are so many great things to experience in Edgartown MA. Let Sandpiper Rentals help you find the ideal place to stay when you are in Edgartown so you can experience all the great things the area has to offer.

Piper Picks: Favorite Place for Coffee (Off-Season)

Post by our Sister Company Sandpiper Realty:

We’re introducing something new here at Sandpiper Realty… We’ve decided to team up with our sister company, Sandpiper Rentals, and offer what we call “Piper Picks.” Basically, we’re going to poll all the agents and staff from both companies to find out people’s island favorites – places to go, things to do, what to see – and then we’re going to share our top picks with you. And who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a great new spot to check out!

For our first installment, we decided to start with something easy:

“Where’s your favorite place to grab a cup of coffee in the off season?”

And the Piper Pick is….

Edgartown Meat & Fish Market!

Edgartown Meat & Fish Market

Located in Post Office Square, Edgartown Meat & Fish Market is a family owned and operated business that’s been successfully serving the island community year-round since opening its doors in 2011. The café serves Starbucks Coffee and Espresso, and has a wide variety of delicious options for the avid coffee drinker. In addition to keeping you blissfully caffeinated, they also offer freshly baked bagels, baked goods and breakfast sandwiches.

Edgartown Meat & Fish

If you haven’t already, we definitely recommend stopping here for your next coffee break!

Close Runner-up: Espresso Love

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