Exploring Martha’s Vineyard: A local’s guide

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Exploring Martha’s Vineyard: A local’s guide

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard!

I’m here to give you a few pointers on what to do on our beautiful island.

First things first, let me tell you, this place is magical.

It’s not just the vast nature, the beaches, the food, no, it’s something else. You can’t describe it, but once you’ve been there, you’ll know what i mean.  You’ll understand why people keep coming back year after year and why they fall in love with MV.

But let’s dig into a few things you can do here:

Aquinnah Cliffs

Let’s start with the infamous Aquinnah Cliffs.  The cliffs are different, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s just … breathtaking, the colors, the textures. It’s a sight to behold and words can’t do it justice, you have to see it for yourself. 

If you dare, you can go straight to the edge, feel the wind in your hair, and just soak the view in. It’s one of those moments where you feel like you’re on top of the world (almost literally).

South Beach

Next, is the beautiful South Beach. A huge beach with sand thatt is soft and white, the water is crystal clear, and the views are just…wow.

I remember once going there with my friends and simply lying on the beach for hours, basking in the sun and listening to the waves crashing on the shore.  It was one of those days where it just seemed like time was standing still. It was just so perfect.

Edgartown Lighthouse

You’ll love the Edgartown Lighthouse if you’re a history fan.  This lighthouse is way over 150 years old, and it’s been guiding ships safely into the harbor for generations and generations.

The view from the top is incredible, and it’s a beautiful and well-kept piece of history.  You can see the whole city, the harbor, and the ocean from up there. It’s a great place to walk around and get a feel for the island’s past.

Gay Head

Don’t miss Gay Head while you’re still in Edgartown.

The clay cliffs are unique and beautiful with bright orange, red, and yellow accents. You’ll never forget the view from the top, and it’s a great place for a romantic sunset hike.


Head to Chappaquiddick (quite the tongue breaker, right?) if you’re looking for more adventure – it’s a whole different world and just a short ferry ride from Edgartown.  It’s a peaceful, unspoilt island where you can cycle, hike and take in all that nature has to offer.

Vineyard Haven Harbor

And for a real treat, you can take a sailing tour of the Vineyard Haven harbor. The views are breathtaking and you’ll see the island from a whole new perspective. It’s a great way to relax and take in the island’s natural beauty.


Last but not least, be sure to check out the Martha’s Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA). This is a beautiful, historic district of Victorian cottages and it’s a must-see. Here you can walk around and feel the island’s past. Don’t miss this opportunity.

In conclusion, Martha’s Vineyard is a very special place. There’s so much to see and do. I hope that you will enjoy your time here, and that you will fall in love with this Island as much as I have.