Oak Bluffs Town Beach

Martha's Vineyard

Just south of the ferry terminal, a narrow strip of sandy beach runs unbroken for several miles, beginning with Oak Bluffs Town Beach. It's backed by the lovely Ocean Park, with lots of green lawn for picnicking, and a sweet gazebo.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Martha's Vineyard attractions

1. Flying Horses Carousel

0.09 MILES

Take a nostalgic ride on this National Historic Landmark, which has been captivating kids of all ages since 1876. It's the USA's oldest continuously…

2. Cottage Museum

0.21 MILES

You can visit a typical Campground cottage, complete with period furnishings, thanks to the Cottage Museum. It's filled with Camp Meeting Association…

3. Campgrounds & Tabernacle

0.25 MILES

Oak Bluffs started out in the mid-19th century as a summer retreat by a revivalist church, whose members enjoyed a day at the beach as much as a gospel…

4. Martha's Vineyard Museum

2.33 MILES

This well-done museum has a fascinating collection of whaling paraphernalia and scrimshaw, and puts the history of Martha's Vineyard into context. Don't…

5. Joseph Sylvia State Beach

2.43 MILES

A mile south of the Oak Bluffs Town Beach is this popular spot, which has calm waters suitable for kids. The Edgarton-side portion of the beach is also…

6. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

2.87 MILES

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…

7. Eisenhauer Gallery

5.13 MILES

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…

8. 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.