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Address: Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
Phone Number: 508 693 3678
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Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in...

Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore a rare grassland habitat, this spectacular reservation will become a favorite escape.

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A stunning place for spring, summer, fall or winter walks

Tucked in the woods, Long Point is an incredible refuge for animals and people. Well marked, relatively flat trails weave through woods and along narrow beaches. A quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mom2tristanella
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked in the woods, Long Point is an incredible refuge for animals and people. Well marked, relatively flat trails weave through woods and along narrow beaches. A quiet, peaceful place, Long Point lends itself to meditative strolls, where you may glimpse birds, frogs, squirrels, chipmunks or even the occasional deer.

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A great ocean beach, nice walking between ponds, and lovely pond beach just a dune away from ocean. Either Trustees of thReservation membership is needed or you will pay for parking and less on a bike. No dogs allowed. There are portapotties in the summer and a cold water public shower rinse area. You can drive close to the beach... More 

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1 Thank JuliaRenate
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Long Point is a favorite spot for our family as you can split time between the calm pond with it's sandbar that is great for the youngsters to splash around in, and on the other side of the dunes the ocean offers waves and body surfing. It's worth buying a family membership to the Trustees of Reservations which manages the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Perfect spot. Prepare for a long walk from the car, and arrive early to get a spot. The parking lot fills up in season and they must turn people away, which isn't fun after a looooong drive down a bumpy dirt road. But if you make it, the pond side is awesome for small kids. Shallow, warm, social. The ocean... More 

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Hamilton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Long Point is one of the most beautiful places in New England. We have been visiting the Vineyard for many years and this place has it all. If you like big waves and a terrific South Shore Atlantic Beach, you have it. If you prefer a warm fresh water pond, it is literally steps away from the ocean. If you... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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196 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a great beach day? Come here! Great combination of calm water and ocean water. On this thin strip of beach, you can access the ocean, with waves, or a pond with calm waters. If you're ambitious, you can take a 20 minute walk to the cut. Kids love it! No bathrooms, and it is a longer walk to... More 

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1 Thank Megan M
NY
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I love the combination of the ocean with the pond and the variety of wildlife. It is off the beaten path

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Columbia, Connecticut
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We made it a point to check out different beaches during our stay on MV, and I'm so happy this was on the list. We had already purchased our tax-deductible family membership to the Trustees of the Reservations (recommended!), so parking was free and we only had to pay the entrance fee. Ospreys "greet" you near the gatehouse to small... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Long point provides the best of both worlds. Whether you have young children, teenagers, or a combination there is something to keep everyone happy. One side has the Atlantic Ocean and the other is calm water for small children. The water is noticibly warmer on the calm side. Surrounding both is a wildlife preserve filled with many species of birds.... More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Long drive then $5 per person plus $10 for the car. We ended up turning around. Brian was really sad and he started to cry badly.

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