10 Things to Do in West Tisbury That You Shouldn't Miss

September 24, 2017 Brandee Mangan

West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,740 at the 2010 census. Along with Chilmark and Aquinnah, West Tisbury forms "Up-Island" Martha's Vineyard.
Restaurants in West Tisbury

1. Aquinnah Cliffs

State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 372 reviews

Aquinnah Cliffs

Reviewed By Jake043 - Hilversum, The Netherlands

Although parking in this region of the coast is limited and can influence the viewing of the cliff but once you reached the beautiful beach a great view is possible.Also a good area for a nice long walk in this tranquil area

2. Lambert's Cove Beach

Lambert's Cove Rd., West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Lambert's Cove Beach

Reviewed By Callisto S - S. Natick, MA

It's about a 1/4 mile walk on a sandy path through the woods to arrive at water's edge, but it is so worth the view and ambiance. The sheltered Cove keeps waters calm enough for swimming (when the water is arm enough!). This is a resident-only beach (with parking sticker required), but we were able to visit before the season opened in mid-June. (It was just to chilly to swim yet!)

3. Menemsha Public Beach

adjacent to Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Menemsha Public Beach

This calm surf beach, next to Menemsha Harbor, has food and restrooms nearby making it a hot spot for families, especially with young children. The beach is thought to have the best sunset on Martha's Vineyard.

Reviewed By Moments4Life - Highland Village, Texas

Perhaps only notable due to it's proximity of the take-out fish markets in the village and great spot for a sunset- but isn't that good enough? No spectacular rock formations, cliffs, or crashing waves, but worthy for a picnic all the same.

4. Chilmark Chocolates

State Rd, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA +1 508-645-3013
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 68 reviews

Chilmark Chocolates

Reviewed By Neegi - Barre, VT

It took us three different buses to find this little gem. The bus driver dropped us at the bottom of the driveway and picked us up about 1/2 an hour later. Well worth the effort. Tiny little shop...kinda crowded. Unusual flavor combinations. Great chocolate.

5. Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)

80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557 +1 508-693-0525
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 479 reviews

Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)

Reviewed By Fred M - Summerville, South Carolina

The Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association is truly a unique grouping of small gingerbread homes in a storybook-like setting. This is an absolute must see when visiting Oak Bluffs. I strongly suggest that visitors read about the history of the MVCMA before visiting. It's quite an intriguing story and includes some unusual and interesting facts.

6. Long Point Wildlife Refuge

Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568 +1 508-693-3678
Excellent
88%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Long Point Wildlife Refuge

Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore a rare grassland habitat, this spectacular reservation will become a favorite escape.

Reviewed By QuickLeave - South Orange, New Jersey

Long Point is my family's go-to beach on MV. It's terrific for young kids because there's a lovely wide beach situated on a freshwater pond that's very shallow out about 50 feet. So, no risk of kids getting dragged out by rip currents, etc. For adults and older kids, the ocean is just over the dune. There the waves are bigger and good for boogie boarding and such. Long Point is a bit of a commitment. It's a slow drive on a dirt road to get there and you have to pay an entrance fee. Also, keep in mind that once you park, there's a bit of a walk to the beach - maybe maybe 1,000 feet. Not a big deal, but it can be challenging if you're hauling a lot of gear and little ones. Carts are a good idea. It's definitely worth it. Now you can rent SUPs and kayaks on the beach. Great spot!

7. Lucy Vincent Beach

Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Lucy Vincent Beach

Exclusive Martha's Vineyard beach.

Reviewed By Moments4Life - Highland Village, Texas

This is a beach designated for Chilmark residents. We obtained our pass from the Beach Plum Inn. Not many reviews here due to the restrictions, but if you can obtain a pass, it's worth a few hours of relaxation. Beautiful rock formations, small cliff dunes, crashing waves, and fog that rolls in and out, in and out.

8. Ocean Park

Seaview Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557 +1 508-693-2303
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Ocean Park

Victorian mansions surround this charming Oak Bluffs park.

Reviewed By pina71 - New Jersey

Ocean Park is a wonderful place to stroll around. On one side of the park is the ocean and on the other side are beautiful victorian houses. The park has a beautiful band stand in the center of it and the ground is very well kepts with gorgeous flowers and a lovely fountain. A must see when in Oak Bluffs!

9. Sail Away On Wing - Private Trips

Lake Tashmoo, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02575
Excellent
98%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 34 reviews

Sail Away On Wing - Private Trips

Reviewed By jmacnc - Rock Hill, South Carolina

Let me first say that Diane seems very nice and knowledgeable. Our trip started fine and we got underway and sailed for about an hour when the sail broke loose. Diane sails by herself with no other mates on the boat and she didn't seem to know how to fix the sail. So we spent the rest of the four hour charter either trying to fix the sail or putting along under motor. Certainly not what I paid $300 for. I understand accidents happen but there has to be some sort of contingency in place if you are going to run a business. This was one of the of the expected highlights of our trip and turned out to be a major disappointment. Also she runs the charter out of a public dock so if there are other people using the dock (as was the case when we returned) we had to wait for the other people to leave the dock before we could depart and after being bored to tears for a few hours we couldn't wait to get off the boat. I would suggest you look elsewhere for a charter.

10. Menemsha Hills

345 North Rd, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535-1974
Excellent
60%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Menemsha Hills

Experience the drama of a rocky shoreline and scenic vistas across Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth Islands from the second-highest point on the island.

Reviewed By Dianne S - Chilmark, Massachusetts

From the woods trail to the beach, this TTOR property features some of the best of the Vineyard's views. Wildflowers and birdlife can distract you from the trail; watch out for poison ivy, and check for ticks after you leave! The beach is very rocky now and not easily traversed, as noted by other reviewers. It is still one of my favorite walks... Enjoy!

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