Lighthouse Beach

Martha's Vineyard

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 watching boats putt into Edgartown Harbor. Fuller Street Beach, extending north from Lighthouse Beach, is frequented by college students and summer workers taking a break between shifts.

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1. Edgartown Lighthouse

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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.

2. Chappaquiddick

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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…

3. Eisenhauer Gallery

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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…

4. Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

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5. Katama Beach

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6. Joseph Sylvia State Beach

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7. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

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8. Oak Bluffs Town Beach

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