Looking out over the Edgartown Outer Harbor toward Chappaquiddick Island, Lighthouse Beach has warm waters in the summer and splendid views. One of the main attractions is the Lighthouse, which many people come to see. The beach is otherwise pretty quiet and a great spot to enjoy the views of sailboats in the harbor and the ocean.
The lighthouse itself is one of five on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It was built in 1828 on a small man-made island in the Edgartown Harbor. The original was replaced by another in 1938, and sand has since been used to fill in the area between the island and the mainland, so you can get there by foot. The water around the lighthouse is treacherous, with one tide rolling in from Boston and the other from Rhode Island. There are rocks, reefs, and shoals all around too.
If you are visiting Martha’s Vineyard, this beach is well worth a visit. You can relax in the soft golden sand and enjoy the gorgeous scenery around you. There is very little parking, so it never gets busy.
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