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Edgartown

Aerial view of Edgartown Harbor
Aerial view of Edgartown Harbor. Photo by Vineyard Lights Photography.

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Information about Edgartown Massachusetts

Facts:
Incorporated in 1671
Population: Approximately 4,067
Zipcode: 02539
Edgartown Lighthouse
EDG
is the abbreviated town initials and how it is often referred to by locals.
2021 Tax Rate: $3.28

Edgartown has a total area of 122.7 square miles, of which 27.0 square miles is land and 95.8 square miles (or 78.01%) is water.

In the 1800s Edgartown was once a major whaling port and has many historic and carefully maintained whaling captain’s houses. Edgartown is known for its Greek Revival style architecture and pristine white houses with green shutters. Downtown Edgartown has lots to offer including Historic sites like the Whaling Church, the Vincent House, the Dr. Daniel Fisher House, the Carnegie Museum, The Edgartown Lighthouse, and more, all maintained by Vineyard Trust. There’s pretty much history at every corner in this picturesque town, North Water Street is a must-see.

Located at the East point of Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown is the preppiest of all Island towns – think Lily Pulitzer, boat shoes, and all-around nautical style. For a taste of this town’s preppy style be sure to visit Pink and Green Weekend in May. Edgartown is referred to as a down-Island town along with Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven. All other towns are referred to as up-Island towns. Edgartown is comprised of many locales including downtown Edgartown, Chappaquiddick, Katama, South Beach, Edgartown Great Pond area, Upper Main Street and The Triangle, Bend in the Road Beach, Sengekontacket, and Felix Neck and Mass Audubon Sanctuary.

Downtown Edgartown:
Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse marks the entrance and exit to the Edgartown harbor which leads to Katama Bay. There is only one way in and out of the harbor. In summer, the harbor is busy with many yachts moored here. Across from the Lighthouse is the historic Harbor View Hotel, popular in summer for cocktails on from porch overlooking the lighthouse. The Edgartown Yacht Club is at the very end of Main Street.

Edgartown was the main location for Steven Spielberg’s filming of Jaws and Manny of the buildings are easily recognizable from the film.

Edgartown is known for its abundant shopping options, restaurants & bars, Art Galleries, and is a national wedding destination.

Annual Events: Pink and Green Weekend, 4th July Fireworks, Christmas in Edgartown – organized by the Edgartown Board of Trade, as well as the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival and Taste of the Vineyard. Edgartown is also home to the annual Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Derby Head Quarters which takes place in September and October, and where fishermen weigh in their catches.

Chappaquiddick:
Chappaquiddick is part of Edgartown and home to the Mytoi Japanese Gardens, Dyke Bridge, and Cape Poge Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge – managed by The Trustees. From the Memorial Wharf, you can watch the “On-Time Ferries II and III” go back and forth to Chappaquiddick. The Chappaquiddick Beach Club cabanas are visible from Edgartown Lighthouse beach.

Katama and South Beach:
A short distance from Edgartown town center is Katama and South Beach, easily accessible by bicycle. On the way to South Beach, you pass some Lamas owned by Ernie Boch – a hotspot for photos, and the Katama General Store. Katama Road splits into a left fork and a right fork.

The Left fork brings you past the Field Club private resort, and Katama Farm – managed by the Trustees, and a great venue with programs for adults, and many kids activities.

South Beach is a popular beach for good swimmers as it is known at times for a strong undertow. This beach has ample parking and has public amenities.

The Right fork has the Right Fork Diner – a great spot for breakfast and lunch, and the Katama Airfield which was established in 1924 and offers bi-plane rides for a birdseye view of Martha’s Vineyard.

Upper Main Street and The Triangle
Upper Main Street and Edgartown Triangle is home to many shops and businesses including Donaroma’s Nursery, Sharkey’s Cantina, Granite Hardware, the Edgartown Post Office, Edgartown Meat & Fish, Banks, liquor Stores, Yoga Studios, Stop & Shop, The Town restaurant, pizza restaurants and of course The Square Rigger Restaurant.

The Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road takes you toward Felix Neck Sanctuary. Beach Road leads you to Bend in the Road Beach, State Beach, and Sengekontacket Pond. Keep going on Beach Road and you’ll come to Oak Bluffs.

Beaches (Edgartown):
Edgartown Great Pond Beach
Fuller Street Beach
Joseph Sylvia State Beach
Lighthouse Beach
South Beach

Beaches on Chappaquiddick:
Chappy Point Beach
East Beach
North Neck Highlands Preserve
Norton Beach Point
Wasque

Trails:
Caroline Tuthill Preserve
Felix Neck Preserve
Huckleberry Barrens
Katama Point Preserve
Mytoi
Meshacket Neck/Turkeyland Cove Park
Norton Fileds Preserve
Pennywise Preserve
Poucha Pond Reservation
Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary
Sweetened Water Preserve

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