Beaches


Aquinnah

Lobsterville Beach (Public) - Two miles of calm north shore beach known for its great fishing. Good for families, the swimming is beautiful but sometimes rocky at the water's edge. Limited parking.

Moshup Beach (Public) - An absolutely stunning beach with sugar sand and rolling surf under the Gay Head Cliffs. There is a drop off area but drivers must park at the cliffs and walk about 10 minutes down a lovely path to the beach. Nude bathing allowed in some sections. Parking fee of $15.

Philbin Beach (Private) - Off Moshup's trail is for Aquinnah residents or renters only.

Chappaquiddick

East Beach (Public) - A long stretch of unspoiled beauty managed by The Trustees of Reservations. It's a hike to get there and there are no amenities nearby, but a perfect spot for those who enjoy getting away from it all. Admissions Fee.
Wasque Point (Public) - Also managed by The Trustees of Reservation and a world-renowned fishing spot for blues and stripers, but be careful of occasional rip currents. For explorers, there are kayak tours offered in nearby Pocha Pond. Some places have riptides. Admissions Fee.

Chilmark

Lucy Vincent Beach: (Private) - Beautiful south facing beach with good surf is open to Chilmark residents and tenants only. Need a beach sticker to park or walk on. Nude bathing allowed in some sections.

Menemsha Public Beach: - (Public) - Located next to Menemsha Harbor. Great beach for kids and families as there is a lifeguard on duty and you can walk to shops and restaurants. Popular spot to take in a fabulous sunset but parking is limited.

Squibnocket Beach: - (Private) - Very popular for surfers and fisherman but access is limited to Chilmark town residents or renters until 5 pm.

Edgartown

Bend in the Road Beach (Public) - Just outside of Edgartown on Beach Road. The beginning of Joseph Sylvia State Beach where the sand and the water are beautiful. Very popular for families with small children. Lifeguard on duty. Fuller Street Beach (Public) - Walking distance to town and tucked away at the end of Fuller Street near the lighthouse. Open to all.

South Beach (Public) - This very popular destination offers three miles of beach, dunes and surf. Occasional rip currents can be dangerous but there are plenty of lifeguards. Ample parking open to the public. Vehicles with permits allowed on marked trails.

Oak Bluffs

Eastville Beach (Public) - Located by the drawbridge between Vineyard Haven an Oak Bluffs. Popular fishing spot in the channel and on the jetty. Public parking.

Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Public) - Calm stretch of beach located by the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority and across from Ocean Park, walking distance from town. Open to all.

The Inkwell (Public) - Located right across from the Sea View condos. Parking at beach and at Waban Park.

Joseph Syliva State Beach (Public) - Three miles of calm, clear waters off of Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Parking on Beach Road.

Marinelli Beach (Public) Located next to the East Chop Beach Club. Limited parking along East Chop Drive. Fairly long path to the beach.

Vineyard Haven

Lake Tashmoo (Public) - Follow Daggett Ave. to end and take right at Herring Creek Road. Long dirt road ends at Tashmoo opening where there is a beach on Lake Tashmoo and also a north facing beach on Vineyard Sound. Lifeguard on duty.

Owen Park Beach (Public)Outer harbor beach and town dock located off Main Street at Owen Park. Walking distance to Main to town.

West Tisbury

Lambert's Cove Beach (Private) - Located off of Lambert?s Cove Road and down a beautiful woodland path, this calm, north shore beach is for West Tisbury residents and renter only. Open to the public before 9 am and after 6 pm.

Long Point Beach (Public) - Managed by the Trustees of Reservations, this lovely beach offers swimming in the pond or on the south shore. Limited parking and the lot fills up before noon most summer days. Admission Fee.

There are many other beaches that are accessed by way of the Land Bank. See the Land Bank map on our website for information and directions.