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Edgartown, MA, USA

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Enjoy Martha’s Vineyard from charming Edgartown

Once a flourishing whaling port, Edgartown is now one of America’s prettiest towns. Perched on a natural harbor, it’s the quietest of the main settlements that make up Martha’s Vineyard. Spend the day on the beach, or head Downtown for a smorgasbord of shops, cafés, and restaurants. Back in its heyday the town was home to over 100 sea captains. Today, their elegant homes still line Edgartown’s postcard perfect streets. If you want to enjoy Martha’s Vineyard like a local, swap hotels for a unique Edgartown vacation rental. Choose from cute cottages, luxurious mansions, and even pet-friendly properties.

Sharks, shopping, and sunshine in Edgartown

Serving up history, charm, and bucket loads of natural beauty, Edgartown is one of America’s most coveted holiday destinations. When the sun’s shining don your swimsuit and head to Lighthouse Beach, just a 10-minute stroll from downtown Edgartown. If you’re a Jaws fan, reliving the famous opening scene at South Beach is a must. Edgartown is small, but the shopping is next level. Grab your credit card and hit up independent boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops for island-inspired souvenirs. The food in Edgartown is fabulous, with a smorgasbord of farm-to-table restaurants lining Main Street and Water Street.

Outdoor attractions aplenty in Edgartown

Sitting 1 mile southeast of the town center, Chappaquiddick Island is one of Edgartown’s main attractions. It’s connected to the mainland by a long sandy spit that juts out from South Beach. Get your feet wet, or catch the passenger ferry. Once you’re there, spend the day fishing, sunbathing, or cooling off in the surf. With its chocolate box charm, Edgartown Lighthouse is a great place for a windswept selfie. Soak up even more history at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, or get in touch with the Preservation Trust for a guided tour of Edgartown’s historic properties.

Long, lazy summer days in Edgartown

Sitting just south of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is at its best during the summer. The weather is sultry, the days are long, and the Atlantic Ocean is wonderfully warm. If you’d rather not share your beach umbrella, why not take advantage of Edgartown vacation rentals? The best properties feature private pools, manicured gardens, gourmet kitchens, and chic decor. For a more relaxing vacation consider visiting the island in late spring or early fall. It’s still warm enough to swim, and Edgartown has a laid-back local vibe.

Explore Edgartown and beyond

Edgartown is one of the main communities that make up Martha’s Vineyard, with each area offering its own unique character. Base yourself at an Edgartown vacation rental property, then day trip to Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbuy, Chilmark, and Aquinnah. You can either rent a car, or navigate the island by bike. Martha’s Vineyard is a haven for wildlife, with plenty of opportunities to spot box turtles, water birds, otters, seals, and more. Explore the woodland trails of Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, or head to Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge for rugged coastal scenery. Of course, no visit to Martha’s Vineyard is complete without a little beach hopping.