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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
Fuller Street Beach
Lighthouse Beach





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Vineyard Beaches ~ Menemsha Town Beach

 Menemsha Town Beach

Menemsha Town Beach is a small, less than a half of a mile long, beach located right next to the Menemsha Harbor and at the end of Basin Rd in the town of Chilmark. The beach is a little rocky, and the water is a little colder due to the northern location on the island, but it is one of the lesser visited beaches, with one of the best views of the Ocean and Vineyard coastline.

Menemsha is one of the best spots on the island to watch sunsets. You can grab dinner, and have a pic-nic on the beach with your family while viewing a natural, technicolor masterpiece. The colors of the sky vary depending on what time of year you’re visiting. Earlier in the summer you’re more likely to see beautiful pastel pinks and oranges through the fading sky, but in late August / early September the colors are more vivid and intense.

Here’s some insider knowledge for your visit: Parking for the beach is only an hour long. So if you want to come during the day we suggest taking the bus run via the Vineyard Transit Authority. The bus is scheduled for hourly service during the summer season, and only costs $2 per transfer, giving you plenty of beach time without worrying about getting a parking ticket.



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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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