Located just 11km off the southern coast of Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard combines an island escape with New England charm and hospitality.
Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard
Beach in Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard Firetruck
Located just 11km off the southern coast of Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard combines an island escape with New England charm and hospitality. Beautiful beaches ring the islands outer edge, while the interior is crisscrossed with many biking and walking trails accentuated by natural and cultivated foliage and flowers. Cosy lodging, casual and fine dining restaurants and a vibrant cultural life fill Martha’s Vineyard’s towns, including Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury and Vineyard Haven.
Summer is the peak season for visitors to Martha’s Vineyard so expect it to be very busy during June, July and August when the temperatures average between 16 and 27C. This weather makes taking in the beautiful scenery and spending time outdoors, both on land and sea, wonderfully enjoyable. During Spring and Autumn there will be smaller crowds and more tranquillity but the temperature is still around 17-20C.
Much of the Vineyard’s land remains pristine and unspoiled, from the colourful clay cliffs of Aquinnah to several nature preserves and in the spring and summer, the flora of Martha’s Vineyard bursts forth in all shades of green and colourful blooms.
Avid shoppers will feel right at home on the Vineyard, where boutique shops are the norm. There’s no chain stores on the island, making nearly all purchases distinctive to the Vineyard and many artists and artisans make their homes here, selling their distinctive artwork and goods in the local galleries and shops.
As you’d expect from an island, seafood is what Vineyard restaurants do best, with much of the seafood served in the evening coming fresh from fishing boats that same morning. Many restaurants maintain a great ‘farm to table’ relationship with the local farmers too so you can be assured that everything is fresh and local.