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.
Located on Martha’s Vineyard’s eastern end, Edgartown boasts nine beaches, including the beautiful and popular South Beach (also known as Katama Beach) and Norton Point. The town also encompasses several wildlife preserves as well as the island of Chappaquiddick, one of the most untouched, tranquil, and sparsely populated areas of the Vineyard.
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Built in 1881, the Edgartown Lighthouse completes Edgartown Harbor’s quintessentially New England coastal vista. This 45-foot cast iron structure is easily accessible by a public footbridge located near the eastern end of North Water Street in-season.
Morning Glory Farm has grown and raised some of the island’s most treasured local produce and meats for more than 40 years. Chefs and foodies flock here for luscious tomatoes, sweet corn, strawberries, pumpkins, greens, cheeses, and more.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary provides four miles of protected woodlands, meadows, ponds, and salt marshes where Vineyard residents and tourists enjoy outdoor activities including nature walks, hiking, bird watching, and kayak tours.