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Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Phone Number: 5086273599
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The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.

The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.

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The Trustees "Lighthouse Tour" is worth the visit

First, THERE ARE PASSABLE CAR ROADS ON CHAPPAQUIDDICK (despite the impression I got from what I I read,) At least on a week day, take your car and drive over on the Ferry, then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff C
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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

More beautiful than I ever imagined! Ferry ride over and back was relaxing and comfortable. Had a rental car waiting for us to explore the island in our own way and in our own time frame.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We rode our bikes across the island and found not a lot to do other than enjoy the beaches. There is one convenience store on the island run by some very nice people. On the good side, it isn't nearly as busy as Martha's Vineyard.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crossing over from Edgartown on the ON TIME ferry, we were met at the dock by the Trustees in a van which drove us to My Toi where we switched to an open air vehicle for the beach ride and tour to the lighthouse. The guide, Mary, was fantastic, the scenery beautiful, salt marsh, beach, ospreys, oystercatchers and history. All... More 

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is great along the shore and the inside view of the lighthouse from the top is amazing as you learn about the history of the lighthouse.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, THERE ARE PASSABLE CAR ROADS ON CHAPPAQUIDDICK (despite the impression I got from what I I read,) At least on a week day, take your car and drive over on the Ferry, then drive to MYTOI and take The Trustees Lighthouse tour. We went with my 86 year old mother in law, its low stress, low effort. You ride... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see at this small dock. Locals call it "Teddy's Car Wash" due to tragic accident involving Ted Kennedy.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove our rent car via ferry to the "Ted Kennedy Bridge", and we toured the Japanese gardens. The gardens are serene and floral. Beyond the infamous bridge is a great natural beach that is worth spending time strolling about. Rental cars are not able to get beach permits, so a short hike should be expected. If you need unwind... More 

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Columbia, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the funky ferry to the lighthouse tour, this tiny island is a highlight of any trip to MV...if nature is what you're into. Bring a good camera with a zoom lens. Become a Trustee and take the tour out to the lighthouse; a great way to experience the island, even if it is a bit touristy. But unless you... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't a lot to see at Chappaquiddick. It is a lot of sand roads and rough terrain. We took the ferry over to check it out and then returned after driving around for an hour. Definitely would not go exploring if you aren't driving an SUV. Or take your bike across on the ferry and bike around.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you don't want to walk there are 4WD vehicles which will take you along to the lighthouse - we decided to walk along some of the beach instead. Walking in the very soft sand isn't easy but a visit here if you're interested in birds this is a must. We even saw 2 Osprey and a juvenile circling over... More 

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