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“Fabulous Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Norton Point Beach
Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02534
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: This ever-changing environment still provides an important habitat for nesting shorebirds, and a sporting challenge for the fishermen who surfcast from this popular site.
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“Fabulous Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We went out to the area where you can drive right out to the beach and park right at the spot you want (permit required). I've never done that before... so cool. The beach itself is fantastic. Very Highly Recommended

Visited July 2013
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“One of life's special experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

If you have a four wheel drive vehicle and love the beach, this is the place for you. Serious waves, the smell of the ocean, and the beauty of not having to carry things out to the beach. Instead, you open the tail gate on your SUV, take out your beach chairs, and relax. But, please note, the is a permit fee and the are no services - no bathrooms, no food concessions, only beach and ocean.

We used to go to Wasque and drive on the beach. But, the erosion that has occurred in the last several years has made it impossible to drive on the beach there. So, although the beach at Norton Point is more crowded than Wasque used to be, it is a great alternative.

Visited July 2013
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“Best Beach on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

What seperates Norton from most Beaches on the island is the fact that you can drive your 4wd vehile out on it. They charge a fee for 1 day around 35 $ I think and a season pass for 125$. There are several beaches you can stop on depending if you want to be around people or if you want to be alone. You just pull up and make yourself at home. Pop the trunk and set yourself up for a day of fun in the sun. They even have some great kite surfing spots there. It can be busy in July and august especially on the weekends so get there early.

Visited September 2011
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