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Lucy Vincent Beach

Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #3 of 11 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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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This beach is STUNNING. Absolutely magical. The only bad part is that it's only open to the public off-season.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our 6th summer in Chilmark/Menemsha. Private beach for residents/renters with beach permits. Lovely, peaceful relaxing, beautiful. Come almost daily for a couple of hours. Great place. Recent experience at guard gate not so great. Despite permit on our car they would not let us drop my wife off for yoga for an hour and then let her walk on to... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are not a local or know a local that lives in Chillmark you won't be able to get onto the beach seeing you need a pass. The beach is decent. I don't think they drag out the beach nor do they clean off the debris like Southern states do. I didn't really feel welcomed. It is going to... More

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Binghamton, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have traveled to Chilmark for the last few years as college friends have a family home there. The whole town is a quiet, peaceful, and picturesque place and Lucy Vincent beach is no exception. We are fortunate to be able to access the private beach adjacent to the public part which allows for even more peace and quiet, but... More

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our second time in MV, but our first time on Lucy Vincent Beach as you have to live or be renting in Chilmark to get a beach pass. That said, this beach is GORGEOUS - so dramatic - its a nice wide, softly sanded beach with scenic large boulders scattered around and dramatic sandstone formations at the end... More

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nashua,new hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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