For views of the Elizabeth Islands and the North Shore of the island from Vineyard Haven, Lake Tashmoo Town Beach is also a popular spot open to the public. Be prepared for a long bumpy dirt road and an exhilarating drive if you plan on visiting this beach, and make sure your car's suspension is up for it. It is common to have to pull over in a turnout as this dirt road is mostly one lane, two-way traffic.
A popular place among fisherman and beachgoers alike, this beach is at the entrance to Lake Tashmoo, a deep water inlet harbor with perfect conditions for small craft boats, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks.
Lake Tashmoo Town Beach is a small beach with limited parking just steps from the shore. If you can score a parking spot it makes for a very convenient day on the sand when you're parked just steps from the water. Additional appeal are the portable toilets at this beach during the season, a rare amenity at Martha's Vineyard beaches.