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Martha’s Vineyard Beaches

A photo of someone searching for sea glass at one of the best beaches in Martha's Vineyard.When you stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, you’ll have spectacular views of Edgartown Harbor and the waters surrounding this town near Martha’s Vineyard. There’s a range of fun activities to enjoy, from biking the island to discovering lighthouses or hiking area trails. A staple adventure for anyone visiting the area is spending a day at some of the best beaches in Martha’s Vineyard. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a range of activities that’ll make your beach day one for the books.

 

A Checklist of Martha’s Vineyard Beach Activities

Whether you’re setting your towel out at Lighthouse Beach/Fuller Street Beach, South Beach, State Beach, or East Beach at the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Reservation, there’s no shortage of fun beach activities everyone will enjoy. 

Some beaches are open to the public, while others require a residence pass or have restrictive parking, so be sure to do your research before you visit.

  • Fish from the shoreline. Known as surfcasting, this sport is perfect for anglers of all skill levels. Stop by Coop’s Bait & Tackle or Larry’s Tackle Shop to stock up on the necessary supplies and get advice from local anglers.
  • Enjoy some friendly competition by playing a game or two of volleyball at South Beach, which has nets already hung.
  • Walk along the shoreline looking for sea glass and Wampum. This is a popular expedition for those visiting State Beach. 
  • Go for a swim. The waters at beaches like State Beach are calmer, perfect if you’re visiting with younger children. South Beach’s water is known for large waves, so only strong swimmers are advised to enter.
  • See what lives beneath the surface by snorkeling. When you set off from the beach, you can swim out as far as you’re comfortable. 

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With miles of coastline, there’s no shortage of beaches to explore during your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Guests of all ages will enjoy the range of beach activities available to them. After a day soaking in the Massachusetts sun, relax back at our charming hotel. Visit Sea Spa Salon, which is located in our lobby, for a bit of pampering, or hit up our complimentary fitness center. Offering a range of rooms and suites, our rooms offer something for every budget and style. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about booking your stay at our Martha’s Vineyard hotel or special offers.

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Engage in a refreshing and engaging wellness practice during your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Kick-start your day with a few sun salutations or wind down in the evening with a vinyasa flow at a Martha’s Vineyard yoga class. Many instructors on the island hold lessons in person and virtually so that you can stretch and twist with a guided practice from the comfort of your luxurious accommodation. 

Benefits of Practicing Yoga on Martha’s Vineyard

If you’re looking for things to do on Martha’s Vineyard, consider signing up for a yoga class. Luckily for you, there are several programs and options available near our Edgartown hotel, regardless of the season. Yoga practice has several positive benefits. Physically, yoga helps increase strength and flexibility, improves respiration and energy levels, and behooves cardio and circulatory health. Mentally, yoga helps manage stress and anxiety-related symptoms, which is excellent for those prone to over-thinking. Whether you occasionally visit the mat or are an accomplished yogi, there’s a class perfect for your needs and interests. 

Hot Yoga MV

Enjoy a rejuvenating hot yoga practice on Martha’s Vineyard at the beautiful studio in Sol Boutique Fitness. Hot yoga burns more calories, nourishes the skin, and helps improve flexibility. They currently have a minimal booking capacity, so look up their schedule, rates, and discounts before you go. 

Yoga on the Vine

Sign up for a virtual or in-class session at Yoga on the Vine. They’re open year-round and have sessions for all skill levels. Sign up online for a rejuvenating Martha’s Vineyard yoga practice. You can use one of the mats from our fitness center for your virtual class in your cozy lodgings.

Yoga on the Beach at Inkwell Beach

For those visiting our Martha’s Vineyard hotel during the summer months, you’ll definitely want to consider reserving a yoga season at Inkwell Beach. Breathe in the sweet, salty air during your vinyasas, greet the morning sun, and relax into your practice to the soothing sounds of ocean waves. There’s no place like Martha’s Vineyard beaches for your next yoga practice. 

Have a Rejuvenating Stay at Our Martha’s Vineyard Resort

Feel free to check out a comprehensive list of the Martha’s Vineyard yoga classes. We even have yoga mats available for use at our fitness center. Treat yourself to a soothing spa treatment at our on-site facilities, the Sea Spa Salon, and dine on decadent dishes at our seasonal eatery, Chesca’s Restaurant. Help support local artists and meander our diverse assortment of galleries. Regardless of where your interests lie, you’re sure to have a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. Our variety of rooms and suites provide something for every style and budget. If you need help finding the perfect accommodation for you, please give us a call at 508-627-4711. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to assist you.

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Treat yourself to a refreshing getaway at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our luxurious accommodations and on-site amenities provide the perfecting setting to help you unwind. While you’re here, make time to visit our beautiful Martha’s Vineyard beaches. Whether you love to swim, surf, or walk alongside the ocean, there’s a beach here for everyone. We’re happy to provide you with chairs, towels, umbrellas, or bikes so that you have the ultimate beach day experience. 

The Best Martha’s Vineyard Beaches near Our Edgartown Hotel

No two Martha’s Vineyard beaches are alike. Some have waves perfect for surfing. Other’s are ideal for fishers and swimmers. You can even drive across a few beaches if you have a vehicle with four-wheel drive. Regardless of which sandy shoreline you visit, you’re sure to appreciate the natural beauty of ocean waves against an expansive blue sky. 

  1. East Beach (Chappy) attracts swimmers and fishers alike. Feel free to cast a line from shore or wade in the shallows for a refreshing afternoon at East Beach. 
  2. Inkwell Beach has become a long-standing place of empowerment for Black locals and tourists. Several Black musicians, writers, artists, politicians, and social leaders have frequented Inkwell Beach’s warm waters and stretches of soft sand.
  3. Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach is one of the most popular Martha’s Vineyard beaches. Jaws fans may recognize the connect salt pond (Sengekontacket Pond) as the location of the spooky beach scene from the movie. Between the free parking and ideal water conditions, Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach makes for an excellent picnic spot, a tranquil walk, or a day wading in the water. Bend in the Road, which is a part of this State Beach, has lifeguards and calm, shallow water, making this the perfect destination for families with younger children.
  4. Fuller Street Beach is a dog-friendly public beach where you and your beloved pooch can embark on a lovely shoreline hike up to Lighthouse Beach, which connects to the south end of Fuller Street Beach.
  5. South Beach is another popular destination near our Martha’s Vineyard hotel because it is a barrier beach. One side of the shoreline has a surf and the other calm waters, making South Beach the ideal destination for everyone. South Beach provides the classic, New England ocean beachside experience, and it’s an easy bike ride from our hotel. If your vehicle has four-wheel drive and is properly permitted, you can take it across the beach. Just be sure to pay attention to the tides!

Your Ideal Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts Here

Pamper yourself to pure relaxation at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Order a delicious meal from our on-site restaurant, Chesca’s, meander the Eisenhauer Gallery, shop at the cutest boutiques, and treat yourself to a day at our Sea Spa Salon. Regardless of where your interests lie, you’re sure to find an activity that piques your interest near our Martha’s Vineyard resort. To learn more about the best Martha’s Vineyard beaches, or to make a reservation, please give us a call at 508-627-4711. Or, you can check our availability and book your ideal room online.

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