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Public Beaches

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Many Accessible by Public Transit. Owen Park Beach Harbor beach ,off Main Street, in Vineyard Haven, is with in walking distance from Mansion House

  • Aquinnah Public Beach (Moshup Beach)
    Off Moshup Trail. Extends from Philbin Beach to just before the Cliffs. Ten minute walk from parking lot on cleared trail. Paid parking only in summer.
  • The Aquinnah Cliffs are a National Landmark and are seriously endangered by climbing on cliffs or removal of clay (both prohibited by law).
  • East Beach (Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Reservation) On Chappaquiddick. Access from Dike Bridge and Wasque. Open to all, but subject to the regulations of The Trustees of Reservations. Fee charged for non-members.
  • Eastville Beach
    At the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.
  • Fuller Street Beach
    At the end of Fuller Street near Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown.
  • Joseph Sylvia State Beach
    Two miles of mild beach along Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Owned by the state and maintained by Dukes County. The Edgartown end of this beach is known as Bend-in-the-Road Beach. Edgartown has lifeguards in season.
  • Lake Tashmoo Town Beach (Herring Creek Beach) End of Herring Creek Road on Lake Tashmoo in Vineyard Haven.
  • Lighthouse Beach
    A harbor beach at Starbuck’s Neck, off N. Water Street near the center of Edgartown.
  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach
    Summer access via Waldron’s Bottom Road. Winter access via Deep Bottom Rd. Ocean beach and freshwater swimming in Long Cove Pond. Beach is open to the public 9 to 5, year-round. There is a parking fee in the summer. Beach passes and memberships to The Trustees of Reservations are available.
  • Menemsha Public Beach
    Next to Menemsha Harbor. Gentle beach typical of the north shore.
  • Norton Point
    Three miles of barrier beach on the south shore in Edgartown at the end of Katama Road. Surf on one side with protected salt pond on the other.
  • Oak Bluffs Town Beach
    Adjacent to town wharf and Steamship Authority dock.
  • South Beach State Park
    One mile between Herring Creek Road and Katama Road. State owned, managed by Edgartown. Rough surf, lifeguards in season.