Menemsha Village, Martha's Vineyard

Romantic Sunsets

Menemsha Martha's Vineyard sunset

Our family had heard about the beautiful Menemsha sunsets, and they are spectacular, see our sunset pictures and learn more, but we also enjoyed so many other unexpected treats in this beautiful village...

Starfish and other Treasures

The biggest treat has to be the live starfish that can be found in the shallow water near the boat docks. This area is like an outdoor, interactive aquarium for the kids! A sheltered strip of shallow water, behind a rock jetty and next to the boat docks, is a perfect place for kids (and adult kids) to find live starfish, crabs, minnows and jellyfish.

Our kids played here for hours and found at least 6 live starfish. Other kids were also finding starfish and crabs and small jellyfish. The water is shallow and in a protected area so it's a great, safe place for kids to explore.

Discover some starfish facts

Menemsha Blues

The popular Menemsha Blues clothing company is also located here. Similar to the Black Dog, they offer sportswear and other items featuring their trademark fish logo.

Video Courtesy of Sandpiper Realty


This is a small, quaint fishing village in Chilmark and there are not as many lodging options as there are in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven. However, the Beach Plum Inn is highly regarded as a wonderful destination. The Inn offers spectacular sea views, beautiful gardens as well as a wonderful restaurant.

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