Ever wondered why not only the seagulls want to flock at Martha’s Vineyard? It’s a mixture of anything you want to have for a perfect getaway. It’s proximity to the lakes and gorgeous sandy beaches, to the wonderful sunset, friendly people, places to eat, water sports and activities such as, swimming, sailing, fishing, water skiing, and parasailing would make you want to stay.
If you are a boating enthusiast, Martha’s Vineyard offers harbors with moorings and dockage. From Vineyard Haven, which is the main port of entry to this island, to Menemsha- a quiet and tranquil fishing village. There is also Edgartown harbor, the most popular and busiest boat harbors in Martha’s Vineyard due to its size and close proximity to main attractions. Finally, a smaller harbor but equally as exciting, Oak Bluffs which is popular among boaters. Just be sure to book the moorings and dockage ahead of time if you are planning to visit during peak season which is around summertime (July to August).
Martha’s Vineyard Places to Stay:
There are plenty of places to stay at Martha’s Vineyard, from quaint and secluded bed and breakfast inns to wonderful hotels and spa resorts. There are also campsites, hostels, and rental properties available at Martha’s Vineyard.
Here are a few of the recommended places:
High Haven Bread and Breakfast at Vineyard Haven– Offers a quiet, modern, convenient, hospitable, and excellent customer service.
Post Office Box 289 – 85 Summer Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Phone: 508-693-9204 | Toll Free: 1-800-232-9204 | Cell: 508-446-2488 | Fax: 508-693-7807
Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Edgartown, Massachusetts
The Winnetu offers resort hotel and private home rentals, pool, tennis, and restaurant. It is the only hotel property at South Beach and is within a short distance from the New England area and Cape Cod.
Phone (508) 310-1733 or (866) 335-1133
Ashley Inn at Edgartown
Ashley Inn has been named “Best Bed & Breakfast” twice by the Vineyard Gazette. The Ashley Inn is conveniently located close to beautiful sandy beaches, scenic bike paths, wonderfully unique shops and restaurants, as well as a vibrant nightlife.
Reservations at: 508-627-9655
The Madison Inn at Oak Bluffs
This inn is one of the affordable places you can find at Martha’s Vineyard. It is located right at the center of Oak Bluffs. This place has a charming appeal close to the seaside.
18 Kennebec Avenue, Oak Bluffs
Pickett House & The Barn Spa at Menemsha
If you are looking for a place that can offer you tranquility and isolation, away from the crowd, the Pickett House is the place for you.
For information and rates, please call us at 508-645-2145 or
Martha’s Vineyard Boat Rental:
There are businesses offering activities such as parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, and jet skiing as well as renting out boats. One of the places that offer all of the above is Martha’s Vineyard Oceansports. Address: Pier 44, Vineyard Haven; Dockside Marina, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Tel: 508.693.2838
Another place is Island Water Sport which offers powerboats, kayaks, skiffs, zodiacs, sailboats, outboard motors and more. Address: 100 Lagoon Pond Rd. Maciel Marine, Vineyard Haven, MA; Tel: 508.693.7767/6001 and Email: email@example.com.
Martha’s Vineyard Fishing:
If you are interested in fishing for striped bass, Martha’s Vineyard is one of the best places to do it. There are a number of specific spots on the island that are great for surf fishing. These include: Wasque Point, Squibnocket Point, Gay Head Cliffs/Pilots Landing, and Lobsterville Beach.
Other hot spots are Quansoo and Wasque. At Quansoo, which are great for early season surf fishing where fishes will congregate near the Tisbury Great Pond, so you can expect a lot of yield at this location.
There are also fishing charters that can take you fishing with other tourists who wish to fish or cruise around the island. Private charters are also available for those exclusive occasions.
Martha’s Vineyard Boat Racing:
The big races on Martha’s Vineyard that usually occurs during peak seasons are:
Edgartown Yacht Club (EYC) Annual Regatta
Vineyard Haven Yacht Club (VHYC) Junior Regatta
Edgartown Yacht Club Annual 12 Meter Regatta
Contact these listings for information on racing events, yacht club events, and competing.
Edgartown Yacht Club Sailing Office (508)-627-4361
Vineyard Haven Yacht Club (508)-693-3080
SAIL MV (508)-696-7644
Holmes Hole Racing Association
Martha’s Vineyard Restaurants:
There are a lot of places to eat at Martha’s Vineyard. Here are a select few of the fine dining restaurants in the island.
The Beach Plum, Menemsha
This restaurant has been ranked as the Best Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard by Food & Wine magazine. It offers panoramic views from every table; one can gaze out at the magnificent scenery of passing boats and magnificent sunset.
Contact by Phone 508 645-9454; By Mail: PO Box 98, Menemsha, Massachusetts 02552 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grill on Main, Edgartown
This is a newer restaurant which is open all-year round, and is a favorite hang-out for locals. The Grill on Main offers great food choices, where the main courses are grilled to perfection.
227 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508.627.8344, www.thegrillonmain.com
Le Grenier, Vineyard Haven
According to their website; “Le Grenier received an excellent rating in the Zagat survey and has been named as being among one of the best 100 restaurants in New England by the Phantom Gourmet.” Visit Le Grenier on at: www.legrenierrestaurant.com/ or call 508 693 4906; 322 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
So next time you want to have a wonderful and relaxing vacation, go to Martha’s Vineyard. Whether you want to fish, parasail , bike, and enjoy the sunset, or just plain kick back, you can experience why Martha’s Vineyard is one of America’s favorite destinations!