Menemsha Town Beach is a small, less than a half of a mile long, beach located right next to the Menemsha Harbor and at the end of Basin Rd in the town of Chilmark. The beach is a little rocky, and the water is a little colder due to the northern location on the island, but it is one of the lesser visited beaches, with one of the best views of the Ocean and Vineyard coastline.
Menemsha is one of the best spots on the island to watch sunsets. You can grab dinner, and have a pic-nic on the beach with your family while viewing a natural, technicolor masterpiece. The colors of the sky vary depending on what time of year you’re visiting. Earlier in the summer you’re more likely to see beautiful pastel pinks and oranges through the fading sky, but in late August / early September the colors are more vivid and intense.
Here’s some insider knowledge for your visit: Parking for the beach is only an hour long. So if you want to come during the day we suggest taking the bus run via the Vineyard Transit Authority. The bus is scheduled for hourly service during the summer season, and only costs $2 per transfer, giving you plenty of beach time without worrying about getting a parking ticket.
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