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Edgartown Lighthouse

121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
+1 508-627-4441
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The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic reminders of a bygone age, but are working beacons that still send a light out into the night. Beyond their important functional role, these structures also offer visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound, the simple elegance of Edgartown Harbor & Chappaquiddick, and the majestic cliffs of Aquinnah. Major renovations completed in 2007, including installation of a staircase to the lantern room, allow the interior of the Edgartown Light to be open to visitors. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on North Water Street. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses drop off on Church Street in Edgartown. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the lighthouse from this location.
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121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
+1 508-627-4441
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to see. Kids had a great time in shallow water. Very beautiful spot. Great for pics. Located around a shopping area.

Thank ctd79
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely little lighthouse in a charming setting with great views of the harbor. Easy walk from the town and fantastic views from the top of the lighthouse.

Thank 333river
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to a nice little beach on Edgartown harbor and lovely views of Chappy and the iconic cabanas, the area at the base of Edgartown light is paved with engraved bricks bearing the names of Island children who have died. They erode over the...More

Thank f00lme0nce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage son raced me to the small Egdartown landmark and won. Fun and short, relaxing jaunt from tourist clogged town and docksde.

Thank Vance d
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is located just across from the Harbourview Hotel and just a short walk from town. Definitely worth the walk. Lovely photo ops. Very pleasant walk down to the lighthouse (a bit of a slope and a bit rocky too, so good walking shoes)....More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse was beautiful and the water in the background made it look even better. Our group took wedding pictures by the lighthouse.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lighthouse is a short walk from downtown Edgartown. The beach is small and it faces the sound not the ocean. It is a better beach to bring small children compared to South Beach where the waves can get pretty rough. During holiday season, South...More

Thank Yonnie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous under all circumstances, scene of many weddings, wear good shoes it's a bit of a walk over rough terrain.

1  Thank Beecat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a blustery afternoon with our son in his buggy. Impossible to walk there avoiding the sand. Be warned. Great location and could imagine families in their thousands descending to this part of the vineyard. Historic point of interest and worth a stroll...

1  Thank domidge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soft white sands with surf. Just be careful of the undertow. One of the best beaches on Martha's Vineyard island.

Thank paketa
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26 July 2016|
Response from Katy F | Property representative |
Hello, to get to Martha's Vineyard from Yarmouth you will need to drive from Yarmouth, MA to Woods Hole, MA, which is about an hour, and then get on a Steam Ship Authority boat, which will take you on a 45 minute ferry boat... More
tish m
24 July 2016|
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Response from Carrol D | Reviewed this property |
Not a far walk at all. I'm in my 70's and had no problem. Easy walk and lovely homes with great architecture. Enjoy!
brooke m
29 May 2016|
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Response from NJ B | Reviewed this property |
Brooke, Do you mean the Harborview Hotel that is located across from the Edgartown LIghthouse? It depends where you take the ferry to—closest would be Oak Bluffs rather than Vineyard Haven. From there you can grab a MV bus... More