Martha’s Vineyard – Island Talk Tuesday

About Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard, Aquinnah Cliffs

Martha’s Vineyard is an island, part of Massachusetts, is located south of Cape Cod. It is known for being a celebrity’s paradise along with families who venture to the island for a summer getaway in the North East.

Fun Fact – It is the 3rd largest island in the North East coast.

How Do I Get There?

A few airlines fly into Marth’a Vineyard in only a 1 hour flight or less, but for several bucks – Delta, Jet Blue, and Cape Air. For a longer but more cost effective travel, drive to Boston and take the ferry from Falmouth Harbor for $20 roundtrip.

Other options include the Seastreak from NYC and New Jersey.

What is There to Do?

Oak Bluffs

The towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown is where everything is at – meaning restaurants, parties, bars, and nightlife. All other parts of Martha’s Vineyard are “dry”, meaning they do not serve any alcohol in the towns’ businesses. Most are BYOB.

Find a cozy hotel room or rent a house for the summer. Head to the beach, eat some fresh oysters, listen to live music, and drink wine of course! The waves at Marth’s are great for surfing or fishing.

For public beaches open to all, check out Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Lobsterville Beach, Menemsha, Katuma, Fuller Street, and Lighthouse.

Climate and When to Come Visit

The best time to visit Martha’s Vineyard is the summertime – between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September. Massachusetts is north in the US therefore it experiences the four seasons. Water warms up most in August.

Temperatures range from 70’s to high 80’s on average.