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Address: adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Description: This calm surf beach, next to Menemsha Harbor, has food and restrooms...
This calm surf beach, next to Menemsha Harbor, has food and restrooms nearby making it a hot spot for families, especially with young children. The beach is thought to have the best sunset on Martha's Vineyard.
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Sunsets like you've never seen before!

When you are on Marthas' Vineyard island, you must go to Menemsha Beach and enjoy the glorious sunsets. Rocky beach so bring your walking shoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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439 reviews 439 reviews
151 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When you are on Marthas' Vineyard island, you must go to Menemsha Beach and enjoy the glorious sunsets. Rocky beach so bring your walking shoes.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

At Mememsha Beach the sunset is a celebration. If you ever go to Martha's Vineyard be sure to set one evening aside to capture one of the greatest sunsets you will ever see. Make sure to bring shoes or sandals though as the beach is rocky.

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Encinitas, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Sure, you can swim there but it's the sunsets, the chance to walk or fish on the jetties, amble along the shoreline looking for shells, catch glimpses of the Elizabeth Islands off in the distance, and stroll down the wharf to see the fishing boats bring in the catch that are the real calling cards of this beach. Plus you... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were recommended to go and watch the sunset on Menemsha beach. We got there about 6.30 with a bottle of wine and brought hot lobster buttered rolls from the fish market which were the best I've ever tasted. We had a couple of low chairs to sit on and we joined everyone on the beach to watch the sun... More 

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NASHVILLE
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I joined the many people who were gathered to watch and photograph the sunset. It did NOT disappoint. WOW!!! I got some gorgeous shots. Afterwards, really enjoyed eating at the Menemsha Fish Market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Picnic on the beach with friends and family and enjoy God'creation. We were so mesmerized by the sunset and calm atmosphere. Folks had either their chairs or blankets watching in amazement at the sun appearing as if it laid in on the ocean for a few minutes as it made its exit. Awesome!

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155 reviews 155 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Go early and get a parking spot and stay all day! Bring a beach umbrella or two, plenty of food and drink. Stay until sunset and watch the best nature has to offer! You can bring bikes and take the bike ferry across the little river. You can go without bikes and just go over and explore. Your overlooking the... More 

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We LOVE Menemsha sunsets in late summer after most of the tourists have gone. It's always relaxing, the bugs aren't bad - and I've never had a bad experience on this beach ever!

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Haworth, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Grab a blanket, take the kids, climb over the rocks, bring dinner, a bottle of wine and watch the sunset!!!!!!!! ENJOY LIVING!!!!!

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful sunset! If you want to get a parking space arrive before 5:00 and bring dinner, drinks and chairs and just relax. There is food available at the beach but the lines are super long. It is truly a memorable time. Enjoy!

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