The beaches of Martha’s Vineyard are easily one of the island’s top attractions and biggest draws for visitors and locals alike. Not only are the Vineyard beaches great in the Summer, but they’re equally magical in the off-season — and a lot less crowded too.
Beaches are everywhere on Martha’s Vineyard, as they ring the entire perimeter of the island, and they combine all shapes and sizes, from sandy to rocky, calm to wavy, north shore to south shore, and many other flavors in between.
Several of the best beaches on Martha’s Vineyard are town-owned, and that means during the busy Summer months, they’re only open to residents and renters. In the off-season, everyone is once again welcome.
And that is the case for our two top pick beach walks in the off-season: Chilmark’s Lucy Vincent Beach, and Lambert’s Cove Beach in West Tisbury. Our own Guinevere Cramer is your Vineyard Bucket List guide.
Both Lucy Vincent Beach and Lambert’s Cove Beach are open to all beach walkers and nature lovers from early Fall thru late Spring. Both are dog friendly as well, during the daytime hours, which is not the case in-season.
If you’ve rented a Chilmark Summer vacation rental from Point B, or a Summer Rental in West Tisbury, ask your Point B agent how you can obtain a beach sticker.
For everyone else, more information about Lucy Vincent Beach, hours, and in-season beach stickers and passes, is available here, and more information about beach stickers and passes for Lambert’s Cove is available here.
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