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Long Point Wildlife Refuge

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Super beach destination on a hot summer day. The property is across from the airport. It is located... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Long walks!

We visited Long Point before high season, so we had to take the long narrow (bumpy!) dirt road in... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
Callisto S
Natick, Massachusetts
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Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore a rare grassland habitat, this spectacular reservation will become a favorite escape.
Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
+1 508-693-3678
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Super beach destination on a hot summer day. The property is across from the airport. It is located at the end of a packed sandy dirt road that brings you to a Wildlife refuge. One side is a beautiful panoramic beach on the ocean side...More

Thank Harbie15
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way down a good 10 minutes on dirt road only to discover after we dragged ourselves down the long path to the pond and my daughter put her feet in the water it was closed by a man on an atv. They...More

6  Thank Floraiencia
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Did not find much wildlife, most likely due to our visit during end of October. But the drive to the place was nice, through winding single lane dirt roads. Thankfully we only had to cross one other car during the back and forth on the...More

Thank MNarahari
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We visited Long Point before high season, so we had to take the long narrow (bumpy!) dirt road in rather than the shorter road that is opened later in June. What was great was that we kind of had the place to ourselves except for...More

1  Thank Callisto S
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Really a "hidden" gem. We went in via the "summer" entrance which was closed and eventually found the correct way. Very nice beach and pond looked nice for kayaking. I got in a nice run along the beach and out and back on Huges Thumb...More

1  Thank dave d
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

This was a perfect location for our family. We were able to enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding and swimming in the pond side and then the beauty of the big waves and open ocean in the other. The only downfall is that it is a...More

Thank amanda g
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Best of both worlds. On one side is the ocean on the other is a pond. There is also a seal that we see every year. Best parking is in overflow.

1  Thank Laxmom421
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is a must when you travel to Martha's Vineyard. Beautiful beaches and walking trails. Don't miss!

Thank Julie K
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Long Point beach takes a bit of work to get to, but the experience is well worth it. The surroundings are gorgeous, and the setting is a step back in time, distant from the crowds, the construction, and the intrusions of modern life. Salt and...More

1  Thank pedires
Reviewed October 19, 2016

One day, on our visit to Martha's Vineyard, we decided to hike the Long Point Wildlife Refuge. What a wonderful place to visit! It was an overcast day but the weather was great for a long walk. We strolled along the shores of the pond...More

1  Thank sradmd
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Response from Anthony F | Reviewed this property |
In the summer months, take the Edgartown W Tisbury Road until you get to Waldron Bottom Road and take a left (if approaching from the east or right if you are coming from the west). If you approach from the east, you will... More