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Lucy Vincent Beach

Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Chilmark
Type: Beaches
Activities: Biking, Dining
Traveler Description: Lucy Vincent Beach is privately owned, and restricted to residents of the town of Chilmark, from June 1 to Sept 30. In the Summer,  vehicle access... more »
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nashua,new hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This winter did dramatically alter the beach. While it is still certainly private and beautiful, the winter was very brutal to the shoreline. The dunes that were at the back of the beach have disappeared. While the impact now is not great, the long term consequence could be quite severe. Despite Mother Nature's acts, it does still remain as a... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Lucy Vincent Beach is a wonderful beach for a long walk with your bare feet on the sand and in the surf. Facing the Atlantic Ocean to the south, this town of Chilmark beach is part of the western extension of South Beach that runs East for about 20 miles to Edgartown. The Wequobsque Cliffs that begin at the west... More

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Baltic, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We tried to visit Lucy Vincent Beach, but got there at the wrong time of year, needed a pass to get on the beach, even to walk on the beach. Though the young lady at the entrance was very nice and helpful, she told us to go to another beach up the road (quite a way of the road) and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great spot for locals since it is a beach restricted to residents. Some recent cliff erosion due to Hurricane Sandy and area somewhat littered, but overall a nice beach.

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Super beautiful beach in every way. Must have resident permit in summer. Great for long walks. Recent storms have changed size and shape, lots of erosion.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Lucy Vincent is the town beach for Chilmark. I have been going there for 30 years. You need live or be renting in the town to get on it. Then you need to go to town hall to get a sticker for your car or a walk on pass. Its complicated. Which is one of the reasons its so good.... More

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Arusha, Tanzania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Lucy Vincent beach is a terrific spot to spend a sunny day on the ocean. The surf is mostly gentle but one has to be away of rip tide at times. There is one area called "the cut" . . . it's at the far end and is a great place to go to ride the incoming and outgoing tides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

we travel to beaches only accessible by boat. to think we got here by foot is....special.

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Westport Point, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

A beautiful little beach, intimate, and inviting.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Our visit this June was relaxing, peaceful with just a few folks sharing our walks. It's best to visit on the off season.

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