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Edgartown is a very safe place to visit. Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used for staying safe.
Avoid walking alone at night. This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Edgartown as well. If staying with a group is not an option, and walking is unavoidable, make sure to remain in lighted areas.
Many of Edgartown’s visitors come specifically for the boating and water activities available on Martha’s Vineyard. Although highly entertaining, there are certain inherent dangers that go along with spending time in the water. If on a boat, it is very important to wear a life jacket at all times. When swimming, make sure to do so in lifeguarded areas. If this is not an option, make sure to swim with somebody else, and let others know that you are in the water. Visit the
American Red Cross website for more useful water safety tips.
In all emergency situations, dial 911 from any phone. For non-emergency situations, contact the Edgartown Police Department at (508) 627-4343, or visit their