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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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Small beach, free, restrooms, gentle water

If you can find parking in the small lot, you have to get there early There is a full restroom across the lot. There are lifeguards. There is a gas station with a little store in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you can find parking in the small lot, you have to get there early There is a full restroom across the lot. There are lifeguards. There is a gas station with a little store in it where you can get cold cans of soda for one dollar. There are several fish markets that cook for take out meals with... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Pack up your beach stuff and head up Island to Menemsha. There is a beautiful public beach. The little general store has soft drinks, ice cream or the local paper. Just a short walk is Beetlebung for a great coffee. There is a very nice stroll along the boat pier and Jaws fans will notice many sites from the movie.... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There is nothing better than watching the sunset over Menemsha Beach. Add to that a lobster, steamers and mussels from Landers and you have the perfect evening on Martha's Vineyard. It was so great, we did it twice !

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New England
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful beach. Calm waves, which was great for my kids. They did have restrooms and showers, but you had to pay for the showers. Four quarters gave you 3 minutes of water for a shower. I was really just interested in rinsing our feet, but there was nothing like that available. At least the bathroom was free.... More 

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West Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What can you say when the whole beach crowd cheers the sunset on Menemsha? Great place for a clam-bake with alcoholic beverages allowed. Just amazing.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

By far the best view I have had of the sunset so far. I wonder how it looks from Aquinnah cliffs. Buy a drink and some food, take a seat and watch the sun set. People gather and celebrate it. On group sang "God bless America" when it was over and no one got offended by the mentioning god! Bring... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Rocky, hard on feet, small .... Easy access except limited parking. This only gets a 2 because Philbin, Gay Head are so very very very spectacular. Get over there and see all the beautiful sand, surf and silly naked people!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Pack a dinner, a sheet or blanket, some drinks and you can't beat the breathtaking scenery as you relax and watch the sunset.

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United States
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This beach is pristine.....the sound of waves clashing on the rocks, the cool breeze, the memories you make with your family here all are priceless. We went for the Memorial Day weekend, it was crowded but we didn't want to miss the sunset. It's beautiful, for me it's few minutes I would remember forever. It gets a little cold during... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I spent three nights there and loved it. It's worth the drive and in June there is parking. Many eat their meal on the beach nd open a bottle of wine.

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Address: adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Menemsha

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