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Long Point Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 18 things to do in West Tisbury Features Animals
Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
+1 508-693-3678
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Best of both worlds. On one side is the ocean on the other is a pond. There is also a seal that we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolutely breathtaking!

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie K
Cleveland, Ohio
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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.
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Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
+1 508-693-3678
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank sradmd
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Long Point is my family's go-to beach on MV. It's terrific for young kids because there's a lovely wide beach situated on a freshwater pond that's very shallow out about 50 feet. So, no risk of kids getting dragged out by rip currents, etc. For...More

Thank QuickLeave
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This was a highlight of our trip. It was very very pretty. However, the trail system is very short. We did the whole thing in 30 minutes.

Thank Peter Y
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Follow the long dirt road to this beautiful spot where there is both saltwater and freshwater swimming. A bit pricey for a large since you pay per car plus per person but very beautiful.

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We wanted to go back to the beach here after not coming by for several years. There is a long drive on a dusty road to get here but the place is magnificent. Be prepared to pay for the car and each person but if...More

Thank Lubran
Reviewed July 24, 2016

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...More

Thank 1485Travelers
Reviewed July 19, 2016

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....More

Thank KJBleu
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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