Edgartown area vacation accommodation is found in and around a charming town on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It is noted for the surrounding picturesque landscapes and for having a distinctly quaint character – in the past it was a whaling port, and many of its buildings were constructed by and for whaling captains. The whaling church here dates to the 19th Century and is one of the town’s main landmarks.
A popular way to experience the landscapes around Edgartown area self-catering vacation accommodation is to hire a bicycle. A famous landmark here is the Edgartown Lighthouse, which you might recognise from the first Jaws movie. In fact a number of buildings around the town appear in the film. Meanwhile just a short drive will take you to the popular South Beach, which is one of the island’s top spots for seaside activities.
From a vacation rental in the Edgartown area you make the short hop across to the small Chappaquiddick Island, which is mainly wooded and is home to a handful of pristine sandy beaches that are free to the public. This location is an especially attractive spot for a walk or bike ride.
A little further along the north coast from Edgartown area self-catering accommodation is Oak Bluffs, known for its lovely beaches. This shoreline in this area would appeal especially to families with younger children as the waters here tend to be very calm. Among them are Joseph Silvia, East Chop, and the Inkwell.
There are a number of public golf courses on the island around Edgartown self-catering vacation accommodation, including Edgartown, Vineyard, Mink Meadows, Falmouth and Farm Neck. Meanwhile at Aquinnah on the far western end of the island are the stunning and vivid clay Gay Head cliffs. The beaches around the island’s coast are absolutely lovely – among them are Harthaven, Menemsha, Lucy Vincent, Lobsterville and Cape Pogue.
Edgartown area vacation rentals are set on an island with a relatively moderate climate. In summer temperatures are pleasantly warm from June to September, with high of 26 degrees in July and August. Winters can be chilly here, but are still milder than on the mainland. In December and January there are occasionally sub-zero conditions.
Edgartown Area holiday villas are served by Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY), a regional airport flying to Boston (BOS) throughout the year, and the New York airports (LGA) and (JFK) in the summer. From these destinations you’ll be able to fly to and from London-Heathrow with American Airlines and British Airways.