Set within a charming fishing village, Menemsha Public Beach offers some of the best things on the island: seafood, gentle surf, and sunsets. The pebbly beach can be a little hard on tender feet, but the uncrowded atmosphere and serene vistas at this beach make it a perennial favorite. Try the clams at the New England clam shack, or head to one of the other nearby restaurants for other seafood dishes, including lobster and oysters. The vistas from this north-facing spot include the Elizabeth Islands and Cuttyhunk, and word has it this is the best sunset in town. Limited parking ensures plenty of beach space for visitors. To visit Menemsha Public Beach and other attractions in Menemsha, use our Menemsha trip itinerary builder.
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CraftBeersAugust 14, 2017
We rented our jeep in Oak Bluff. The owner was giving us the lowdown on where to visit on the island. He directed us to Menemsha where jaws was filmed. Many scenes of the town Amity came from here. It... more »
Laslo55August 12, 2017
Singular in its appeal, treat yourself to a sunset here. An out of the way place, to be sure, but that's the point sometimes, isn't it? more »
cnamdreAugust 10, 2017
I have only been to Menemsha once but it was spectacular. My friends and I brought a picnic and blanket to the beach and watched the sunset. Definitely a must do while in MV! It's very casual and it g... more »
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