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Lots of rocks and can get crowded, but nice beach with a great atmosphere

This beach is relatively small and it can get crowded, but we still come here every year that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie C
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Nice with or without the sunset

Great public beach. I hear they have a spectacular sunset. I almost saw it. Too bad the fog rolled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio
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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.
adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is relatively small and it can get crowded, but we still come here every year that we visit MV and we always enjoy ourselves at this beach. I would absolutely advise people to wear water shoes here because there are tons - and...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great public beach. I hear they have a spectacular sunset. I almost saw it. Too bad the fog rolled in right when the sun was setting. I guess we can’t predict Mother Nature. The beach is clean and even though it is small, there is...More

1  Thank GlobetrotterBella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small little beach near the fish market. There is a small parking lot. The beach water is clear and the beach is sandy. There are great sunsets in this area on a clear sunny day.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a”road trip “ on this beautiful island and this is a wonderful place to stop and stretch your legs and get some sand between your toes. Even mid summer it wasn’t crowded at all. There are public restrooms available,and several tiny fish...More

Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 days on Menemsha's Public Beach. Get there early for parking. The beach is small-but very pretty. Larson's Fish Market has the best, most reasonably priced lobster rolls. Half the price of in-town restaurants. We will be back.

Thank Mjames5432
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of my first Martha’s Vineyard trip. The sunset on the public beach and $25 lobster dinner at Larson’s should be on everyone’s bucket list. Fiance and I brought a blanket and ate right on the beach. The only thing I would warn newbies like...More

2  Thank Bridget K
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

A great beach for families. Free parking public toilets, foid, sundries snd a great sunset! Bring you sunscreen, pack up the kuds and go!

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, uncrowded beach with nice public restrooms and showers. There are lots of fish markets literally within steps of the beach to buy food and drink at.

Thank aems_17
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This beach was beautiful and quiet at this time of the year. Our tour guide said that locals don't come here in the summer because it is so busy. It is supposed to be the best place in Mass. to see the sunset. Very picturesque....More

2  Thank KatWat39
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Nice place to walk picnic or just take a stroll. Peaceful beach with many great shells to take home for souvenirs

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August 9, 2017|
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
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