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Secret Vineyard Beaches Part 1

Recently I’ve been telling you all about the well known public beaches on Martha’s Vineyard. Now I get to let you in on some of the best kept secrets on Martha’s Vineyard; the hidden, have to ‘hike’ to beaches.

 Great Rock Bight

My favorite hidden beach on Martha’s Vineyard is called Great Rock Bight, located in Chilmark. The land is owned by the MV Landbank Commission so the land will never be built on, and kept is kept pristine for visitors. The best part of Great Rock Bight? The large boulder located just off shore that is perfect for climbing on to and jumping off of. If you find Jaws bridge too crowded this is the perfect alternative. To get there, travel on North Road up to Chilmark and turn right on to the old Brickyard Road. You’re going to travel a ways through the woods to a wooded parking lot. Once you park, follow the path all the way down to the beach. Warning: Strollers aren’t advisable for this path, and there are very steep wooden stairs you’ll have to use to come and go from the beach.


Another beach I like to frequent is called Sepiessa Point Reservation (pronounced Sep-e-es-a). After a 2.5 mile walk on the well maintained trails, sitting on the beach with rarely anyone around you is bliss. The beach is located on Tisbury Great Pond, with views of the ocean in the distance. To get here, take Edgartown – West Tisbury Road and turn onto New Lane; there will be a sign for Pond View Farm at the beginning. Once on New Lane keep an eye out for Clam Point Cove. It’s a small little wooden sign on your right hand side. Turn on to Clam Point Cove and you’ll see the small parking lot for Sepiessa. Be advised though that this beach area is seeded for oysters, so there may be sharp little shells in the sand.


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Vineyard Beaches ~ Lighthouse Beach and Fuller Street Beach


Lighthouse Beach: This is one of the island’s more scenic beaches.  While laying on your fluffy beach towel on the smooth white sand, with the iconic Edgartown lighthouse watching guard you’ll enjoy stunning views of outer Chappaquiddick and Cape Pogue off in the distance. Lighthouse Beach wraps around the point, giving you plenty of space to choose where you want to sit, and which picturesque view captures your attention. The farther around the point you walk, the less people you’ll find, giving you that moment of zen opportunity. To get here I suggest you take bus 13 to Edgartown (arriving on Church Street) as parking is very limited, then, just an 11 minute walk to this great Martha’s Vineyard beach.

 Edgartown Lighthouse Beach

Fuller Street Beach: Fuller Street beach actually connects to Lighthouse Beach. There is limited on street parking here so, again,  I suggest you take the bus.  These two beaches make for the perfect opportunity to day trip to Edgartown from other towns and enjoy the beach, pop into town for a leisurely lunch, window shop and get some more beach time before heading out of town.



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Fuller Street Beach
Lighthouse Beach





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Beaches on Martha’s Vineyard

Norton Point

I don’t know about you, but by this time of year I can not wait for summer. I want to be lying on the beach soaking up the summer sun, and fishing. One of my favorite memories is when my whole family would drive out on Norton Point and spend the day fishing, playing, having lunch, and just being together. I miss that, but I’ll forever cherish the memories.

The beaches on Martha’s Vineyard are incomparable; with each one having their own unique attribute. Each beach may be the perfect representation of the New England seaboard, but there is just something about them that are incomparable with the rest of New England. They are pristine, untouched, meticulously cared for to keep them as protected as possible, yet they are open for everyone to enjoy and create wonderful memories.

There is a beach here for everyone. On the north east side (or the lee side for those nautically inclined) the beaches tend to be naturally protected, allowing for clear, calm, and shallow waters. On the other side of the island, the south west side, you’ll find long stretches of beaches that tend towards strong riptides, larger surf, and even clay cliffs.


There’s no way to describe why they are so different and magical, my only advice is to get out and experience the magic of our beaches. Stay tuned for posts highlighting individual beaches.



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