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Address: Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
Phone Number: 508 693 3678
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Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in...

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.

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Absolutely beautiful!

This is an amazing beach - beautiful sand and ocean on one side, fresh water pond on the other. I've never been any where like this. Just plan on arriving before 10am or after 2pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Natick, Massachusetts
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Natick, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing beach - beautiful sand and ocean on one side, fresh water pond on the other. I've never been any where like this. Just plan on arriving before 10am or after 2pm - the parking lot will fill up but the beach doesn't seem crowded.

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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great waves low crowd beautiful scenery. This may actually be the perfect beach. The only downside is a slow drive at 25 miles per hour about 5 miles to the beach on a road that in most places is only wide enough for one car. It is absolutely worth it.

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USA
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A glorious beach on a glorious day! Clean, bathrooms, shower, and only $10 per car load. You have the choice to stay ocean side or pond side. Great for small kids!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Tucked in the woods, Long Point is an incredible refuge for animals and people. Well marked, relatively flat trails weave through woods and along narrow beaches. A quiet, peaceful place, Long Point lends itself to meditative strolls, where you may glimpse birds, frogs, squirrels, chipmunks or even the occasional deer.

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A great ocean beach, nice walking between ponds, and lovely pond beach just a dune away from ocean. Either Trustees of thReservation membership is needed or you will pay for parking and less on a bike. No dogs allowed. There are portapotties in the summer and a cold water public shower rinse area. You can drive close to the beach... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Long Point is a favorite spot for our family as you can split time between the calm pond with it's sandbar that is great for the youngsters to splash around in, and on the other side of the dunes the ocean offers waves and body surfing. It's worth buying a family membership to the Trustees of Reservations which manages the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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205 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Perfect spot. Prepare for a long walk from the car, and arrive early to get a spot. The parking lot fills up in season and they must turn people away, which isn't fun after a looooong drive down a bumpy dirt road. But if you make it, the pond side is awesome for small kids. Shallow, warm, social. The ocean... More 

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Hamilton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Long Point is one of the most beautiful places in New England. We have been visiting the Vineyard for many years and this place has it all. If you like big waves and a terrific South Shore Atlantic Beach, you have it. If you prefer a warm fresh water pond, it is literally steps away from the ocean. If you... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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219 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a great beach day? Come here! Great combination of calm water and ocean water. On this thin strip of beach, you can access the ocean, with waves, or a pond with calm waters. If you're ambitious, you can take a 20 minute walk to the cut. Kids love it! No bathrooms, and it is a longer walk to... More 

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1 Thank Megan M
NY
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I love the combination of the ocean with the pond and the variety of wildlife. It is off the beaten path

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