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Martha's Vineyard Towns

Martha's Vinyard Towns

Martha’s Vineyard has six different towns, each with its own highlights, personality and unique character. Get to know these adorable towns: Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah. Hover over the map of Martha's vineyard towns above to see where each one is located.  


Edgartown combines all the charm of a historic whaling and shipping village with modern-day amenities, including some of the island’s best dining and shopping destinations. The town center comprises picturesque, highly walkable streets dotted with the stately white mansions of 19th-century whaling captains and other prominent citizens. Learn More About Edgartown or View Edgartown Rentals

Oak Bluffs

One of the island’s most popular destinations, Oak Bluffs offers a broad range of attractions for kids and adults, from ice cream parlors and an arcade to the dozens of shops, restaurants, and bars along and around Circuit Avenue. The town hosts annual special events, including late-summer fireworks at Ocean Park and Illumination Night, when Campground residents put thousands of unique and colorful Chinese lanterns on display. Learn More About Oak Bluffs or View Oak Bluffs Rentals

Vineyard Haven / Tisbury

While stores and restaurants across the island shutter during the winter months, many Vineyard Haven establishments stay open throughout the year.  The central hub of the town of Tisbury, Vineyard Haven is the main port of entry for most Vineyard visitors arriving on the ferry.  Learn More About Vineyard Haven or View Vineyard Haven Rentals

West Tisbury

Bordered by the Vineyard Sound to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, the mainly rural West Tisbury is the Vineyard’s agricultural heartland and a nature lover’s paradise. It boasts acres of pastoral and woodland properties separated by the Vineyard’s distinctive “lace” stone walls as well as the Long Point Wildlife Refuge, a large portion of the Manual F. Correllus State Forest, and several inlets and ponds, including Tisbury Great Pond. Learn More About West Tisbury or View West Tisbury Rentals


With a population density of fewer than 50 people per square mile – the lowest on Martha’s Vineyard – Chilmark is truly a place to get away from it all. It’s been the favored vacation spot of President Obama and his family, and it’s easy to see why. It offers sprawling farmland, elegant residences, and wooded and grassland properties bordered by miles of centuries-old stone walls. Learn More About Chilmark or View Chilmark Rentals


Aquinnah is a town located on the western end of Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts.  Formally known as Gay Head, Aquinnah is known for its natural beauty, over-water sunsets and beautiful cliffs. Due to increasing erosion, the cliffs are a protected landmark. Aquinnah Public Beach, also known as Moshup Beach, is located at the base of the Aquinnah cliffs and is ranked one of the top U.S. beaches. Explore vacation rentals in any of the nearby towns.

How Big is Martha's Vineyard?

Martha's Vineyard is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 9 miles (12.8k) wide and 26 miles (40k) long, which is about 96 square miles (250 km2). Martha's Vineyard is the third-largest on the East Coast of the United States. Martha's Vineyard has a total of 124.6 miles of tidal shoreline spread over six small towns, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah.