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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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adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the beach while in menemsha. Very nice and clean. No lifeguard on duty here. Parking is a little tough.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wvillamil
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Stunning sunset Energetic crowd Beautiful sky colors Worth the drive ....bus 4 also will bring you there Bring your dinner or pick up at the seafood markets nearby

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 761margaretf
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

A must for the sunset. Go eat at the restaurants, stroll the quaint fishing village, then park and watch all the phases of the sunset.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dave911nj
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Great spot to watch the Sunset away from the crowds on the other side of the island. Get there around 6, grab a lobster roll at Larsen’s & relax.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank shubaka28
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Marked by a harpoon statue toward the entrance, this beach is enjoyable to stay for the day. It's a public beach and was a bit crowded more than other place we went, but the sand was nice, a little rocky toward the ocean, and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SanDiegoMomma
Reviewed July 15, 2019

This little place looks as if it is lost in time, which is one of its charms. With rustic shacks and a sandy beach complete with lifeguard and beach umberella it looks idyllic. There is a little shack on the side of the road from...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sniemira
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Perfect spot for the sunset. Parking is tough so best to take the shuttle from a parking lot 5 minutes away rather than stressing to find a spot. Shuttle was perfect, ran every 10 minutes, no stress getting in and out of a very tight...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Out of all the beaches on the island Menemsha is our favourite. Family friendly, quiet and small it's a perfect little getaway to avoid the crowds and noise of some other beaches. There is a lifeguard and the beach stretches for about a mile. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 600Damian
Reviewed May 27, 2019

The Town of Menemsha dredged the harbor entrance recently and added much sand to the beach. I hope that it will stay in place so we can again enjoy the peaceful natural beauty so rare on the coast.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank george b
Reviewed May 26, 2019

We made a cruise to Menemsha Harbor, had lunch at the Galley and took a walk on the beach. It wasn’t swimming weather, but we still enjoyed the view of the sound. In season, this is a very nice beach to relax at.

Date of experience: May 2019
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ferraro8
August 9, 2017|
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Response from jorozco203 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the answer to this. Most buses run until (I think) 11 at night, but the beach might be on the Menemsha local bus line which is more limited. If you're using the bus as your main travel mode, you can ask any... More
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Goopster
August 27, 2015|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
That's a tricky question! The "sunset crowd" begins to gather a good 2 hours before the sunset. BUT - there's also a 2 hr time limit on parking in the adjacent lot, until around 6 or 8 pm. (sorry, I don't exactly remember... More
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