Edgartown attractions

Island in Edgartown


Accessed by frequent ferry (the 'Chappy Ferry') from Edgartown harbor, Chappaquiddick is a small island with a big history, thanks to a fatal accident in 1969 that involved Senator Ted Kennedy. The island's populati…
Nature Reserve in Edgartown

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, 3 miles northwest of Edgartown center, is a birder's paradise, with miles of trails skirting fields, marshes and ponds. Because of the varied habitat, this 194-acre sanc…
Beach in Edgartown

Katama Beach

Although they're convenient, Edgartown's in-town beaches are just kids' stuff. For the real deal head to Katama Beach, aka South Beach, about 3 miles south of Edgartown center. Kept in a natural state, this barrier …
Wildlife Reserve in Edgartown

Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

On the eastern edge of Chappaquiddick sits this idyllic reserve that contains coastal forests, estuaries, rolling dunes and miles of pristine coastline. Many visitors come for the Cape Poge Lighthouse, which is abou…
Beach in Edgartown

Lighthouse Beach

Simply walk along N Water St in the direction of the Edgartown Lighthouse to reach a pair of beaches on the northeast side of town. Lighthouse Beach, running north from the lighthouse, makes a good vantage point for…
Gallery in Edgartown

Eisenhauer Gallery

Gallery hoppers will want to make time to visit the Eisenhauer Gallery, which represents over 40 artists and is considered one of the best on the island. Make sure to drop by 6pm to 8pm on Thursdays in summer when t…
Lighthouse in Edgartown

Edgartown Lighthouse

It's not a long climb to the top, but the Edgartown Lighthouse does have a pretty spectacular panoramic view of the town harbor and Chappaquiddick.