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Long Point Wildlife Refuge

Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
508 693 3678
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in West Tisbury
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place has it all! After a short walk down to the beaches you'll find a great fresh water (brackish) beach that is great for swimmers of all ages. If you continue a short ways over the sand dune, you are at a wide open Atlantic Ocean beach, waves and all. They also have about a half mile nature loop... More

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Boston, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoyed having an isthmus! We were able to enjoy the clear, fresh pond water and walk 40 steps to the beach where watched people surfing on the very aggressive waves!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Afraid to let the secret out - this place is perfect. Hidden away with a lovely big pond on one side and the ocean on the other. So, great for families with bigger kids who like waves and little kids who aren't ready for the real ocean yet. Very family friendly, clean, secret hideout. Love it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The beach is a challenge to get to; you gotta want it. The dirt road is a little daunting, and it's not easy to find. But, it's so worth it! The beach is beautiful with clean sand, never-ending views of the ocean, and clear water. There were other families but it wasn't too crowded. We spent the day and didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Long Point Beach is the best beach ever! I'm 13 and have been going to MV ever since I was 5 and every year we go to Long Point! It's such an amazing beach! The waves on the ocean side are huge and so fun to play in. You can surf or boogie board on them! That's definitely the best... More

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Martha's Vineyard, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I like the winter entrance better than the summer one. Nice walk through a meadow before you hit the dunes and the beach. I had stranded my boat (tiny little thing but motor conked out) an man o' man the Trustees totally helped me get it out. Kudos to them.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

If you love swimming in ponds as well as the ocean, this uncrowded public beach is the place to go. You can park you and your family on either side of a narrow sandy isthmus. On one side is South Beach with a steep incline and shore break and some good waves further out for beginner surfers. On the other... More

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NYC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This beach has it all, a large salt water pond on one side which is shallow enough for kids to wade in, and a wavy beach on the other IDE just a short 2 min walk away. Although the very long dirt road is a bummer to get there, it is an insider's spot for families with kids. Don't miss... More

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south carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

There is a fresh water shallow pond with a sandy beach behind the dunes at this Atlantic beach. The pond is warm and a great place for small children. There is an admission fee. It is quite a long way down a dirt road and it is not well marked. Still it is worth it. The adults could have stayed... More

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Newton, Mass
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131 reviews 131 reviews
13 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

A good rule of thumb for anywhere -- and especially Martha's Vineyard -- is that the best places are the most inconvenient. You have to drive 2 miles down a poorly marked dirt road (where there is often a line for the limited parking) to get here. But it's worth it. There is both an ocean (the Atlantic, but you... More

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