Family Beach Vacation
Martha's Vineyard offers a range of lodging and activities

Discover some great options for your family beach vacation. Martha's Vineyard has a wide selection of lodging options, charming towns to explore and beautiful beaches.

If you have not been to the Vineyard before, you are in for a treat. A part of any vacation is feeling like you are getting "away", and you will absolutely feel that on this island.

Although many celebrities, famous musicians and high profile politicians spend time on the island, you will feel a relaxed, casual atmosphere most everywhere.

Some of the items that make the Vineyard a great choice for a family beach vacation include:

  • The beaches ! - many beautiful beaches to discover
  • Flying horses - great fun grabbing brass rings
  • Beach picnics and sunsets - fun for the whole family
  • Live starfish - find them in Menemsha Harbor...a great part of a family beach vacation
  • Black Dog Tavern and Bakery - great food, an island icon
  • Charming downtown areas - fun shopping, great restaurants, yummy ice cream
  • Majestic clay cliffs - fiery red, orange and tan cliffs formed by glaciers
  • Kayak Rentals - Explore the Vineyard's unique ponds and protected waterways by kayak and discover the teeming wildlife that flourishes along picturesque landscapes - fun for all family members !
  • Private Boat Charter - Do something really unique and different this your own private charter boat with Captain. Experience Martha's Vineyard away from the crowds - your day, your way
  • Bike paths - great exercise for all family members
  • Island Alpaca Company - over 50 alpacas, animals similar to llamas in appearance
  • Miniature golf - a classic family vacation activity
  • Have FUN with The Lazy Frog
  • Family campground - the fun of a campfire and smores !
  • Unique and "anything but run-of-the-mill" clothing and other dry goods and coffee house - Beetlebung
  • Ballroom Dance Steps

    - enjoy a ballroom, hip hop or jazz class - fun for all ages
  • Peanut Butter Fudge

    - or any flavor, all are Great at Murdick's Fudge
  • Almond Butter Crunch made with fine 70% cacao chocolate and sprinkled with lightly roasted almonds - available at New Moon MagicK Enchanted Chocolates
  • Luxury Vacation Amenities - if you'd like to splurge...there are top notch lodging and activity choices

Stay at a charming Vineyard Haven Inn...The Doctor's House Bed and Breakfast

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Marthas Vineyard is also a great spot for Fall foliage New England colors and scenery.

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