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Menemsha Public Beach

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Address: adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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This calm surf beach, next to Menemsha Harbor, has food and restrooms...

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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Pretty Beach

We usually go to Menemsha to watch the sunset with the rest of the massive crowd of sunset watchers. This trip we went in the morning just as a beach walk and had a lovely time as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wiconisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually go to Menemsha to watch the sunset with the rest of the massive crowd of sunset watchers. This trip we went in the morning just as a beach walk and had a lovely time as we had the beach almost completely to ourselves. It was a beautiful morning and as an extra treat there was all sorts of... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Menemsha Beach is the place to be for the beautiful sunsets. The sands are very hot but very enjoyable.

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Thank Houston N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a real thing here...sunset. People gather and mill around waiting for the moment to come. Loads of chairs and blankets and we opted to grab grub (outstanding grub) from Larsen's just prior. I have seen sunsets at sea (we live on a boat in the summer) and in the Caribbean but this was truly special...don't forget to clap with... More 

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Thank AliceMA007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sun sets around 7 p.m. or later, so if you haven't seen a beautiful sunset before, or if you're looking for something else to do on the island, go to Menemsha public beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Bring your beach chairs, your dinner and beverage of choice...sit and watch the sunset...low key, lots of people. Get there early, parking is limited!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Watching the sunset on the small beach of Menemsha is like a simple community celebration. People sit on their beach chairs, wrapped in blankets, eating a light dinner (some complete with a foldable table and tablecloth)... the ambiance is really cheerful. We usually take out the fresh lobster rolls from the restaurant down the street and enjoy it on the... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Pretty beach but very difficult to walk on on a hot day. Between the rocks and the heat, it really is tough to navigate. I strongly recommend water shoes, it's even tough walking into the water. It's a long haul by bus, reasonable by uber but can't find a uber back to main towns. I think the speciality is coming... More 

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Gotha, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We didn't go to the beach here but we enjoyed walking on the rocky breakwater. Pretty views of the fishing village. Public bathrooms are located in a short walk down the road from the beach.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

great scenery, clear (but cold) water, but incredibly refreshing. legendary sunsets...nice jetties to walk on, lots of fishing village imagery

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Leyden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is MUST SEE place... you can get there by car or bus... Cabs travel to there but it may cost you $50... and the bus is more entertaining and serves as an informal tour guide. :) The cuisine is fresh out of the water shellfish, lobsters, clams, oysters etc... Bringing your own alcohol is welcomed and recommended as the... More 

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