Menemsha Beach

Menemsha Beach can be a fine place to spend some time during your visit to Martha's Vineyard. Popular with families and anyone else who enjoys some fun in the sun, this public strip of sand in Menemsha Harbor is often full of people in the summer, and many of these people bring plenty of beach wares with them. Umbrellas and beach blankets tend to compete for space, so you might arrive early in the day if you want to secure a prime spot. When the day starts to come to an end, waiting until the sun sets before you pack up and leave is recommended. Since this beach faces west, the sunsets can be pretty spectacular.

Menemsha Beach doesn't have soft sand like some of the other beaches in Martha's Vineyard, but that doesn't keep people from flocking to this relatively small strip of sand. The facilities and the nearby dining options add more perks. Public restrooms are among the facility highlights, and lifeguards are in place to help keep visitors safe. As for the nearby dining options, there is an excellent restaurant right next to the Menemsha Beach Martha's Vineyard. As you might expect, it serves up some tasty seafood, and since it offers dinners to go, you can grab something and enjoy an evening picnic while the sun goes down. Complementing this restaurant are a number of food vendors that serve up a variety of things, including hot dogs and shrimp cocktails.

Menemsha Beach is a low surf beach, which is part of the reason why it is so ideal for families. You can get some ice cream from the nearby vendors, and this also ups the family-friendly factor. Some good beach hotels and beach homes are found in the general vicinity, so finding a good place to stay shouldn't be difficult, and there are plenty of things to do in Menemsha when a break from the beach is in order.

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