Thursday, June 24, 2010

Favorite Martha's Vineyard Beaches

Beaches are one of the popular attractions on Martha’s Vineyard.  Some of our favorites: 
  1. State Beach – Great for little kids, small waves, very little undertow.  The five mile stretch along Beach road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs  features usually calm water, sand bars, lots of  free parking, and a snack bar/truck with yummy frozen lemonade. There are lifeguards on duty and nice picnic benches at the part of the beach called the "bend in the road" at the Edgartown end.
  2. South BeachBeautiful Beach at the end of Herring Creek Road or Katama Road. It features large waves, some undertow. Free Parking 
  3. Fuller Street Beach- Just at the very end of Fuller Street in Edgartown. This is a long stretch with mostly calm water. This beach tends to be less busy since there is little parking. Bike racks are available.
  4. Long Beach – In West Tisbury , on the south shore.  A nice beach with a small lake.  Great for young and older kids.  The lake has no waves and the beach great waves and you can access both from the same spot on the beach.  Cost for entry.
  5. Aquinnah (formerly called Gay Head – fabulous cliffs of red clay.  A small part of the beach is "clothing optional", however other sections are clothed.  Cost for parking
  6. Menemsha – In Aquinnah.  A small but nice beach in a quaint fishing village (this was actually one of the sights the movie JAWS was filmed).  Also, since the beach faces west, a local ritual has visitors coming to view the sunset each evening…it’s one of the few sunsets you’ll see over water from an East Coast location.  Many also come with picnics or stop by Chilmark General Store along the way for their famous pizza.  Free but limited parking.
As always, we ask that you respect our magical island and take all of your belongings and trash with you when you leave the beach so they may be enjoyed by all!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Father's Day On Martha's Vineyard

Kicking off on Fathers Day (Sunday, June 20) and continuing through to Thursday, June 24, Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Week will offer the opportunity to sample a wide variety of MV restaurants at fixed prices ranging from $25 to $45 for a three course special menu.

Fine Food on Martha's Vineyard
From haute cuisine to finger lickin’ comfort food favorites, Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit Martha’s Vineyard restaurants whose menus you’ve not yet had the chance to explore, ferret out new favorites for the coming summer and revisit a romantic spot at significant savings. Ala carte items will, of course, also be available.

Restaurant Week's successful inaugural event in 2009 promises even more participating restaurants this year. You'll want to make plans now to ensure you'll be a part of this opportunity to explore, eat and enjoy the wonderful offerings Island restaurants are planning for Restaurant Week 2010.