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Village Spotlight: West Tisbury


Lambert’s Cove Sunset

Farmland, rolling hills and sweet beaches define West Tis, and it’s the only town that spans the island from the north coast to the south shoreline. Officially considered up-island, because of its size, the eastern edge borders the down island towns and doesn’t feel quite so far removed as Chilmark or Aquinnah. Still, the majority of West Tis is rural and forest filled – inviting you to get lost in the delights of the island.

Some things that you won’t want to miss:

West Tisbury Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday and Wednesday morning all summer, the farmers pick their best and bring it to the West Tis center for the market. Not only is their fresh seasonal produce, but you’ll also find baked goods, meat, jams, salsas, wool – and the best spring rolls ever!

The Artisan’s Festival. Vineyard artists including glass blowers, weavers, jewelry makers, clothing designers, painters, potters and more head to the Grange Hall every Thursday and Sunday for one of the best summer fairs around.

As you drive up State Road from Vineyard Haven, you’ll come upon a wonder strip of stores. At Glass Works, you can watch the fascinating art of blowing glass. Both Citrine and Banana’s Gallery have very cool women’s clothes that you won’t find anywhere else. Fiddlehead Farm has local and organic produce and incredible gourmet treats including the best smoked salmon and tuna ever. Coming soon, the owners of Oak Bluff’s popular restaurant, The Slice of Life, are about to open up a new restaurant in West Tisbury – very exciting.

And don’t forget the beaches! Lambert’s Cove is the town beach (sticker required) on the north side. It boasts calm waters and gorgeous sunsets. Almost across the street, you’ll find Seth’s Pond the perfect spot for little ones. Long Point Beach is on the ocean side and is part of the Trustees of the Reservation – so you do need to belong or pay a fee to enter. West Tisbury holds the island’s commercial airport and miles and miles of bike trails as well.

Of course, we have a wide variety of rental properties in West Tisbury as well. On the water, tucked in the woods, near town, in the middle of nowhere…just let me know what you’re looking for!

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