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“Beautiful, peaceful.”
Review of Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Edgartown
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Owner description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.
Reviewed October 26, 2013

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Just because you aren't staying on Chappaquiddick, doesn't mean you can enjoy everything this gorgeous island has to offer. Rent a bike, pack a picnic, and get ready to make some memories.

The island is just a short ferry ride from Edgartown. The ferry takes cars, bikes, and single passengers. I would strongly suggest leaving your car behind-- you can easily bike around the island in a day. The roads are mostly flat and paved. There are some that are sandy, but they are pretty hard so you have decent traction.

While you're there, check out Mytoi Gardens. The japanese landscaping is beautiful and serene-- nice place to stop and enjoy nature. When you're done there, pop across the street to the marshes. There is a path there which takes you to a hidden view of some marshland. Great views, and easy trails.

Then head down to Wasque Point. There are no words to describe this place. I take it that there was a storm that swept away part of the beach. It's still beautiful, but you can see some of the affects-- a reminder of nature at its best and worst.

If you do go to Chappy, remember that there are no shops on the island. Bring what you need with you.

3  Thank christinetv
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

The only way to get to Chappaquiddick is via the "chappy ferry"; literally a two minute ride from Edgartown. There are many glorious homes on expansive pieces of land, many overlooking the bay or the ocean. It is definitely private. We asked if we could take pictures at the local beach club since it had a great view, but were informed we could not be admitted unless we were members! It is a peaceful way to see a piece of history and stroll the narrow beaches. Lots of folks took their bikes to see the terrain. biking is huge on the Vineyard.

2  Thank JANNG1223
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent almost a week on "Chappy" as the locals call it and for the once that like it nice and quiet with being surrounded by either a forest or water....this is the place to be!
We needed a car with all wheel drive since we had to drive partially on the beach to reach our house. I went beach combing a couple of times and found 3 horseshoe crabs and lots of pebbles....I could not do much because of a health problem but other family members went boating, kayaking and bicycling on/or around the island. The bad parts were.... there is not really any store on the island nor a restaurant and my hubby and I stayed in the guest cottage (Called Outermost House) which was really outdated and dirty. One bunk room with 2 bunks squeezed in it and our room a queen bed in a corner and a window ac unit. The bathroom was so small you could barely turn around in it.No TV no wifi only radio...all appliances were old and fridge had rost all over the door...the small appliances, dishes and silverware looked like bought from a thrift store ... The outdoor chairs were falling apart and the sunbrella was broken etc etc etc.....But beside all that....you will depend on the expensive ferry ($12 round trip plus passengers $4 each for a 1 1/2 min trip) all the time to go back to Martha's Vineyard....and once there you better bring the big wallet ;) I don't think I will return soon......

2  Thank Claudia H
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Chappy is quiet, unspoiled and beautiful. Wasque is damaged and one area is closed. Definitely visit North Neck and go up to the viewing platform. Cape Pogue is an excellent beach.

3  Thank Io79032
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