Menemsha Public Beach, Menemsha

#2 of 12 in Beaches in Martha's Vineyard
Set within a charming fishing village, Menemsha Public Beach offers some of the best things on the island: seafood, gentle surf, and sunsets. The pebbly beach can be a little hard on tender feet, but the uncrowded atmosphere and serene vistas at this beach make it a perennial favorite. Try the clams at the New England clam shack, or head to one of the other nearby restaurants for other seafood dishes, including lobster and oysters. The vistas from this north-facing spot include the Elizabeth Islands and Cuttyhunk, and word has it this is the best sunset in town. Limited parking ensures plenty of beach space for visitors. To visit Menemsha Public Beach and get the most from your holiday in Menemsha, create itinerary details personal to you using our Menemsha travel route planner.
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  • Boats. Lobster traps. Fresh fish sandwiches. Lobster bisque. Creamy clam chowder. Be sure to stop here for lunch!  more »
  • So picturesque here with the seafood market, craft shop, boat shop etc. Restrooms are provided and lobster and picnic tables too. Great area for fishing. Bring your chair.  more »
  • Quiet beach on the edge of town with calm water and island views. Get there a bit before sunset, grab some seafood at one of the fish markets and enjoy dinner on the beach.
  • Watching the sun setting here is an AMAZING experience ! !
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