AQUINNAH

Lobsterville Beach
located on the calm north shore beach. Parking is very limited.
Resident Permit Required

West Basin
at the end of Lobsterville Beach. Parking is, again, very limited.
Resident Permit Required

Moshup Beach
a Martha's Vineyard Land Bank property. Expect to pay a hefty day rate to park.


CHAPPAQUIDDICK

Chappy Point
reachable via the On Time Ferry. Not suitable for swimming.

East Beach
on Chappaquiddick, managed by The Trustees of the Reservations.
Fee.

Wasque Point
on Chappaquiddick, another The Trustees of Reservations property. Great place to enjoy the ponds, ocean and Katama Bay. Some places have riptides.
Fee.


CHILMARK

Lucy Vincent
off South Rd, tranquil and lovely. Clothing optional section on eastern end.
Resident Permit Required

Menemsha Public Beach
next to the colorful Menemsha harbor. Safe for kids, with a lifeguard on duty and a roped off area.

Chilmark Pond Preserve
Small, dramatic and isolated, with parking for a few vehicles.
Resident Permit Required

Great Rock Bight Preserve
off North Road. The trail to the beach is long and steep and has stairs – but is worth it.


EDGARTOWN

Bend-in-the-Road Beach
along Beach Road. Shallow water, small waves and clean sand, with lifeguards in clearly marked roped-off areas.

Lighthouse Beach
(also known as Norton's Point), the harbor beach at Starbuck's Neck. Beautiful spot with calm water, although the harbor is very busy.

Chappy Point
reachable via the On Time Ferry. Not suitable for swimming.

East Beach
on Chappaquiddick, managed by The Trustees of the Reservations.
Fee.

Wasque Point
on Chappaquiddick, another The Trustees of Reservations property. Great place to enjoy the ponds, ocean and Katama Bay. Some places have riptides.
Fee.

South Beach
The long, popular south shore beach with fine surf.

Fuller Street Beach
At the end of Fuller Street near Lighthouse Beach.


OAK BLUFFS

Eastville Point Beach
on the outer harbor side of Vineyard Haven, calm waves, clear water and sunset views.

Oak Bluffs Town Beach
Enormously popular, very narrow beach. Some parts have lifeguards.

Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach
Along Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, a great family beach.


TISBURY

Lake Tashmoo Beach
At the end of Herring Creek Road. Lifeguard on duty.

Owen Park Beach
A harbor beach just a short walk from downtown.

Vineyard Haven Harbor
A narrow strip of land between the Steamship Authority and the Black Dog Tavern. Not great for swimming, but good place to wade.


WEST TISBURY

Long Point
open to non-residents who purchase stickers from the Trustees of the Reservation.

Uncle Seth's Pond
a small freshwater pond off Lambert's Cove Road.
Beach permit required.

Lambert's Cove Beach
set aside for year-round and summer residents of West Tisbury.
Beach permit required.

Sepiessa Point Reservation
a nature preserve. Although you can't reach the beaches without a kayak or canoe, this is a cluttered beach swimming and picnicking spot.

Aquinnah Beach

Aquinnah Beach

East Beach

East Beach

Lucy Vincent

Lucy Vincent Beach

Menemsha Harbor

Menemsha Harbor Beach

South Beach

South Beach, Edgartown

State Beach

State Beach, Oak Bluffs