Top things to do in Edgartown

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…
Cafe in Edgartown

Among the Flowers Café

Join the in-the-know crowd on the garden patio (under cute striped awnings and – yes – among the flowering plants) for homemade soups, waffles, sandwiches, crepes and even lobster rolls. Although everything's served…
Gastropub in Edgartown

Port Hunter

Set in a high-ceiling building with an industrial vibe that harkens back to Edgartown's past as a busy harbor, Port Hunter has a diverse menu of high-end pub food and a killer cocktail list. Expect a wait even on we…
Bar in Edgartown

Seafood Shanty

The upstairs deck at this harborside seafood restaurant is the place in town for drinks with a view.
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…
Pub in Edgartown

Newes from America

Steeped in history, this snug brick-and-timber pub is part of the Kelley House, built in 1742. With a fire roaring, it's the perfect place to sample some craft brews, and the food menu is good and wide-ranging (from…
Tacos in Edgartown

Back Yard Taco

Back Yard Taco is a favorite of Martha's Vineyard's cooler set and considering it serves some of the island's best tacos, it's not hard to see why. Seating inside is limited, but as the name suggests, there's a nice…