Visit Martha's Vineyard

Relax, enjoy, and soak up the island life in a day!

Sea Crest Beach Hotel allows for easy passage to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard is one the most idyllic islands in New England. 110 square-miles in size, it’s known primarily for beautiful beaches that frame the island and its six diverse towns, which includes Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel is only about a 15-minute drive to the Steamship Authority Ferry (year round) and Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry (seasonal), which both bring you to the Vineyard in 45 minutes in the most enjoyable way; by boat. With day parking available and complimentary shuttles to and from the ferry or if you are feeling adventurous, bike the Shining Sea Bikeway on two wheels, getting to Martha’s Vineyard can be fun and exciting.

Once on island, here are a just few of our favorite activities:

1. Beaches

The Vineyard has many gorgeous and unique public beaches to visit to catch some rays and explore. Lighthouse Beach, South Beach or Bend-in-the-road are some of the popular beaches to visit and easy to get to. 

2. Lighthouses

Lighthouse buffs consider the five lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard to be the most diverse in a small, contained area in the country, which are all easily accessible by road, except Cape Poge Lighthouse.

3. Water Activities

Fishing, windsurfing, paragliding is some of the popular sports one can participate with in the waters off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. 

4. Nature Walks, Hiking, Biking 

There are several gorgeous preserves on island, which are speckled throughout the island. Some of the best spots are Pecoy Point Preserve, where one can bike, hike and walk. Others include Cape Pogue, Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary, and Long Point Wildlife Refuge.

5. Ginger Bread Houses 

The town of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard is home to the world's most perfectly preserved colorful collection of Carpenter Gothic style "gingerbread houses".

6. Shop Local

Shop at local and independently owned shops and boutiques on Martha’s Vineyard. You not only enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience; you’ll take home the perfect memorabilia from your island visit.

7. Martha’s Vineyard Cuisine

The meeting place of fresh seafood and decades of culinary talent, there are a number of Martha’s Vineyard restaurants to discover and enjoy.

8. Chappaquiddick Island

About three miles across and one unpaved road, take the Chappy Ferry from Edgartown and enjoy the most historic small island, boasting beautiful beaches,nature reserves and a tranquil Japanese garden.

9. Aquinnah Cliffs 

View the famous Aquinnah cliffs one of the most picturesque beaches and lighthouses located in the town of Aquinnah on the south side of the island.

10. Menemsha Harbor

The quaint harbor tucked into the western end of Martha’s Vineyard is an active commercial fishing village. Enjoy a fresh lobster roll on the beach, while catching the most breathtaking sunset. 

Helpful Resources For The Ease of Traveling:

Vineyard Transit

Martha's Vineyard Online

Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce