West Tisbury

Famous for Alley’s General Store, Martha's Vineyard's oldest continually-operating business, this diverse agricultural town boasts freshwater ponds and winding roads through tree-lined havens. Picture a white church nestled on a dirt road with weathered wood mill houses and farms welcoming you to this laid-back community, where you are likely to find a farm stand next to a mailbox operating on the honor system.

Some of the island’s finest equestrian estates are located in this community, with many displaying their impressive stallions at the annual Livestock Show and Agricultural Fair at the Ag Hall. Stretching towards Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury’s North Shore beaches offer sweeping Vineyard Sound views.

Cedar Tree Neck invites exploration with its vast hiking trails and access to the North Shore. Or choose to head to the South Shore and take advantage of the miles of bike trails, bird watching, hiking and water exploration through Long Point Beach and the Wildlife Refuge. This town is an outdoor-enthusiast’s haven offering wonderful summer rentals ranging from inland traditional post & beam to contemporary beach cottages and luxury retreats and waterfront estates.

Where to Stay:

Downtown/Historic District:  access to artisan festivals, farmer’s markets and general store.
Lambert’s Cove:  bucolic area of rolling farmland and private beach access.
North Shore:  wooded, winding dirt roads with private acreage estates and water views.
Old County Road:  flatlands and the State Forest provide excellent biking in this area.
South Shore/Long Point:  beach retreats nestled with privacy among native scrub brush and seagrass, access to beach with pass, central drive to other towns.

Beaches:

Lambert’s Cove Beach (North Shore)
Long Point Beach and Wildlife Refuge Beach (South Shore)