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Menemsha Public Beach

adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Menemsha
Type: Beaches
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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Durham, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The best place on the island to watch the sunset!!!! I love coming here to eat seafood on the beach while enjoying the view. We ordered hot lobster rolls from Menemsha fish market this time which was much less crowded than Larsen's and equally as tasty. The only downfall is the parking!! There is a small public lot that fills... More

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Rocky River, Ohio
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We arrived around 5 and struggles to park. Hear there's a new parking lot with a shuttle bus, which we"ll try next time. Beautiful evening and lots of others there waiting for sunset. Walked down the road and got boiled lobsters and some bisque to eat on the beach. Lovely view and calm seas - wish I had the kayak... More

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