I love the beach and Martha's Vineyard has great options for beach vacations on the East coast.
Being an island, it has alot of coastline and there are beaches that suit families, young singles and romantic couples.
We have been to many of these beaches and provide our comments and photos below...I Love the Beach !
Kids, and some older folks, line up along the railing and wait their turn to leap into the water below. It's only about a 15 foot drop but it's tons of fun...yes my daughters begged me to do the jump and I had to protect my reputation !
This is a good beach for swimming. The water remains shallow and calm near the beach. Waves are non-existent, or very small. You'll likely see kayaks, wind-surfers and wave runners playing offshore.
The sand here is not spectacular, tends to be on the medium brown and rough side as opposed to fine, white sand. However, there are lots of great shells to sift through. Our kids filled buckets and had a great time.
This is also a good beach area for cruising on a waverunner
This beach is located on Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on the northeast side of Martha's Vineyard. It's very convenient to both towns.
This is a very picturesque area. The harbor has beautiful boats and there are often sailboats moored offshore. I love the beach but ... the waves are calm so one would think the swimming is fun, unfortunately, there are many medium size rocks as you enter the water, making walking difficult and painful.
Although the water is rocky, the magnificent sunsets, charming boat docks, fresh seafood and starfish and crab hunting area make this a great spot for family beach vacations.
This beach reminds me of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod and Plum Island Beach in Newburyport, MA. There are beautiful, large sand dunes and the beach drops off quickly in the surf. The waves here are also larger than those at the Joseph Sylvia State Beach or Menemsha Beach.
These factors make this beach a bit more dangerous for young children. There are lifeguards at this beach, but if you have average or weak swimmers, you'll need to be much more vigilant in watching them here.
Many 13 - 25 year olds prefer this beach for their Martha's Vineyard beach vacations.
As the name suggests, this beach is located on the southern part of the island, just south of Edgartown.
I love the beach and I hope you enjoyed these personal reviews of some of the beaches on Martha's Vineyard.
Fun for the kids...
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