Best Family Beach: Joseph Sylvia State Beach
This 2-mile long stretch of beautiful sand and dunes offers the quintessential Martha’s Vineyard beach experience. “State Beach” has the perfect combination of accessibility and privacy, and its moderate surf makes it a perfect beach to spend the day with family.
Best Wave Beach: South Beach
Its location on the southern shore of Edgartown gives beach-goers access to some of the best surf in New England. South Beach (also called Katama Beach) is only about a 10-minute drive from downtown Edgartown and it is also accessible by public bus.
Best Fishing Beach: Wasque Beach
The seclusion of Wasque Beach on Chappaquiddick, combined with its southern facing shoreline, make this an excellent place for surf fishing. Cast your line and take in the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean from Wasque.
Best Place To Kayak: Sengekontacket Pond & Tisbury Great Pond
There is a distinctive adventurous culture here on Martha’s Vineyard. So, grab your kayak and check out the coves of Sengekontacket Pond or Tisbury Great Pond, two great places to spend a day on the water.
Best Town Beaches:
Fuller Street Beach in Edgartown
Eastville Beach or the “Ink Well” in Oak Bluffs
Owen Park Beach or the Tashmoo Cut in Vineyard Haven
Lambert’s Cove & Long Point Beach in West Tisbury
Philbin Beach in Aquinnah
Quansoo or Black Point Beach in Chilmark
Best Clamming: Lake Tashmoo
Some people don’t like seafood. I know, can you believe it? For the rest of us, there is great clamming here on Martha’s Vineyard. The best place to find these hidden gems is Lake Tashmoo in Tisbury.
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