Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Charming features of this elegant town

Edgartown is likely the most elegant of all towns on Martha's Vineyard.

If you like upscale, charming, nautical communities, you'll love this town.

It's a great place to spend an afternoon shopping, dining, walking and people watching.

TIP: A warning about the prices, this is an upscale community and prices in the shops, restaurants and hotels reflect that. There are many high-quality restaurants and boutique shops. Simply be prepared to pay for the services.

Video Courtesy of Sandpiper Realty

The Seafood Shanty is one of the very popular seafood restaurants. It has a tremendous location overlooking the harbor and passing boats. It also has an outdoor seating area for those sunny summer afternoons.

edgartown seafood shanty
A rare day with lots of empty seats on the Seafood Shanty roofdeck

TIP: Try the Quarterdeck for less expensive food...burgers, fried clams, fish sandwiches

The Quarterdeck does not have seating, you walk to the window and order, but it's great for less expensive, quick food to enjoy while walking around town.

quarterdeck food

The Ice Cream and Candy Bazaar, at 5 Dock St, is very close to the Seafood Shanty and is a fun "step back in time", offering various types of penny candy in buckets. Select the items you want to satisfy your sweet tooth. They also have great ice cream.

ice cream and candy bazaar

ice cream and candy bazaar
Kids Heaven ! - The "penny candy" inside the Ice Cream and Candy Bazaar

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Scenic Edgartown Harbor

This is also the home to the ferry to Chappaquiddick This is a beautiful island, separated from the Vineyard by a thin stretch of water. Of course, Chappaquiddick is also the site of the bizarre and unfortunate Chappaquiddick incident involving Ted Kennedy and the death of a young woman.


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