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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful drive down. Beautiful beach & lighthouse. Easy walk from Edgartown. Beautiful lagoon, beach roses, setting etc.

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I rented bikes and road down Ocean View road from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown. Awesome ride, about 6.5 miles and the road takes you right to the lighthouse. Beautiful views and can walk along the ocean. It wasn't open yet for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to Martha's Vineyard in early May, my wife and I stopped for lunch at the Edgartown Lighthouse. This is a beautiful lighthouse abutting the ocean. It is across the street from the Harbor View Hotel on North Water Street. There is very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Benn to MV twice and it wouldn't be a completed trip without a climb to the top !! Well maintained !! Climb to the top and take in the beautiful views !!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think that visiting one MV lighthouse seems like a good idea. We tried to visit the Gay Head lighthouse but it was foggy and not worth the effort. But the edgartown light house was awesome. Climb to the top, crawl through the dog door...More

Thank giorgitd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant walk on the seashore, very nice vegetation and lots of birds and ducks. Worthwhile visiting early in the morning or at sunset, if the weather is fine...

Thank argania
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Can't give a review of the inside, because it was closed when we were there. But it is very easy to get to and a beautiful stroll alomg the way!

Thank kfedney
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a beautiful Lighthouse on a nice sandy beach. It is located at the opening of Edgartown harbor, just a few hundred yards from the island of Chappaquiddick and an easy walk from the center of Edgartown It is a popular beach for swimming...More

Thank orienttrader
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

A gentle walk from Edgartown. Beautiful views of the harbor. You can walk right up to the lighthouse. Not the case everywhere on MV. The sounds of the water and the seabirds filled the air.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We came right before peak season so it was nice to be able to walk the beach and lighthouse without a lot of people around. But the beach was not cleaned up yet so there was a lot of dead jellyfish and seaweed. The tours...More

Thank patchsunflower
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magaly1328
26 July 2016|
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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
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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!
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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
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