Just a short walk from Main Street in downtown Edgartown is Lighthouse Beach. This iconic beach is at the entrance to Edgartown Harbor and Katama Bay, and is home to the stately and historic Edgartown Lighthouse. There is no dedicated parking for this beach, however it is very easy to access from North Water Street. There is ample parking in the surrounding areas of downtown Edgartown but again spots fill up very quickly in the summer months.
Lighthouse Beach faces Chappaquiddick Island, and offers plenty of room to spread out without leaving town. It is not uncommon to see fishermen enjoying this beach alongside beachgoers. Be prepared for a sandy path and wooden walkway down to this beach. This is a great place to watch the sunrise, as well as sunset.
With views of the lighthouse and the bustling harbor, this beach is a lovely place with serene views and a truly authentic Martha's Vineyard experience. Note there are no facilities available at Lighthouse Beach and the closest public restroom is located at the Church Street bus stop several minutes away.