Martha’s Vineyard has six different towns, each with its own highlights, personality and unique character. To get to know these adorable towns, here is more information on Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah.
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
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
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