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Long Point Wildlife Refuge

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Had the beach to ourselves

Be aware that the refuge has an off-season entrance that differs from the summer entrance. The road... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
equinoxWashDc
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Arlington, Virginia
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great beach and pond

Fun place to visit in the summers on Martha's Vineyard. Only problem is the limited parking on hot... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
NYscholar2
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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Be aware that the refuge has an off-season entrance that differs from the summer entrance. The road to the refuge is a long, narrow, bumpy dirt one. After mid-September the visitors center and restrooms are closed. The trail to the beach skirts two bodies of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Fun place to visit in the summers on Martha's Vineyard. Only problem is the limited parking on hot sunny days. Entrance is isolated, near the airport, but fortunately one can call ahead to the gatehouse to learn if there are open parking spaces.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

The drive in to Long Point wildlife refuge is beautiful. A fairly long walk from the very small parking area brings you to a fresh water pond on one side, the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Kids? Stay on the lake side, as the ocean...More

Date of experience: July 2015
8  Thank RobMcG-77
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a beach that is owned by the conservation organization called the Trustees of Reservations - the oldest in the world. One must pay to visit this beach - that pays for the maintenance of the dunes and bird nesting areas. A yearly membership...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank barclaybear
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Yeah you have to pay to get in but what do you get? A long stretch of amazing beach with very few people on it. Most people stay by the beach entrance near the ponds. We walked about 5 minutes down the beach and didn't...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

A fun drive on dirt roads brings you to a really beautiful beach. Good surf for older kids. I consider the surf on this beach easier to manage than South Beach because you're able to touch bottom. The drop off to being over your head...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank blc4
Reviewed July 7, 2013

While visiting the vineyard for a week with my husband and father (in his mid 80's) we went to South Beach 5 days and Long Point 1 day. We enjoyed seeing the differences in these two beautiful beaches but found Long Point, which cost $19...More

Date of experience: July 2013
4  Thank JennyPeter
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Just go before 10 am or the really best time is after 2:30. This is for the peak July/August summer times. The best part is that they have a pond for little kids (and I mean little) to splash around in, as well as the...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is a public beach, but access is limited both by its somewhat remote location at the end of a long drive from the main road as well as an admission fee since it is part of the preserved areas maintained by the Trustees of...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank JamesS261
Reviewed August 7, 2011

It was perfectly situated to the place we rented for the week and although the beach was always busy - it was presented with generous proportions if you do not mind walking a bit to the left one can obtain solitude. The beach is part...More

Date of experience: August 2011
3  Thank callme
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