"couldn't have been better for a quick fall getaway...The rustic charm is exactly the kind of thing we like and just what were looking for."

November 1, 2013

"This is probably my favorite place to visit anywhere in the U.S."

October 6, 2013

" I would not go to one of the more popular hotels because I enjoyed the sense of uniqueness this inn offers. LOVED IT..."

September 10, 2013

"The Inn has beautiful grounds and lots of charm and great views."

September 3, 2013

"Breakfast was great every morning...staff to management is so relaxed and happy to help with any issues."

September 3, 2013

"The hotel and cottages continue to get more fabulous every year and this year was no exception."

August 17, 2013

"Our stay was relaxing, comfortable, and fun. We will definitely try to get back here again!"

July 25, 2013

"The cottage was clean...The staff was very nice and helpful... I would recommend to others."

July 19, 2013

"It's a lovely location with great views and low-key, friendly staff..."

July 14, 2013

Local Beaches

Martha's Vineyard offers an assortment of beach adventures. From protected, shallow, beaches on the eastern and northern shores where we are situated, to the surf along the southern coast, you won't tire of the changing seascape for which we are renowned.

Chilmark Beaches

Guests at Menemsha Inn & Cottages receive exclusive, walk, bike or drive on passes to two private beaches: Lucy Vincent Beach and Squibnocket Beach. These two beaches, along with Memensha Public Beach, comprise the three beaches of the town of Chilmark.

Lucy Vincent Beach*

Accessible by pass only, this privately-owned beach is known for its stunning clay bluffs, easy walking, and magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean. Generally less crowded due to restricted public access, Lucy Vincent Beach is a perfect beach to relax and enjoy the clear water, take in some surfing, or even try some nude sunbathing on the clothing-optional stretch.

Squibnocket Beach*

Squibnocket Beach is another privately-owned beach in Chilmark located off State Road on Spruce Gate Road. Well-known as a surfing beach, Squibnocket offers breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a refreshing walk or a picnic lunch framed by the cliffs overlooking the beach.

*Guests will receive their passes at the reception.

Menemsha Beach

Menemsha Beach is a perfect beach for many reasons. Open to the public and requiring no parking permits, this lovely beach has calm waters, and is perfect for families with little children. It has a number of eateries, beach toy shops, and public restrooms. Walk along the pier, or out onto the jetty and watch the fishing boats come and go.

Getting to Menemsha Public Beach is easy: just follow the nearby trail through the woods! We'll provide you with towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. Details and restriction information is available at the front desk.

Other Local Beaches

If you are in the mood to explore, there are many other public beaches that offer surfing, or even fishing. Below is a list of other beaches in Martha's Vineyard:

Aquinnah

  • Gay Head Public Beach (Moshup Beach) - surf beach. Parking fee in summer.
  • Lobsterville Beach - seagull nesting area and good fishing. Open to all.
  • Philbin Beach - a surf beach. Residents only from June 1-Sept 15.

West Tisbury

  • Lambert's Cove Beach - Residents only from June 1-Sept 15.
  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge beach - considered one of the best beaches. Open to all.

Please note that not all beaches are open to the public, and you will need a parking or beach permit to use the beaches. Public restrooms and lifeguards may not be available at all beaches.