The Petunia Patch on Martha's Vineyard


Every kid loves the beach, and the Vineyard offers plenty of kid-friendly options:


  • Aquinnah

    Aquinnah is famous for its multi-colored  clay cliffs, which stretch for a mile along the coastline. These impressive cliffs are a must-see for any first time visitor to the Island. There are some small shops and restaurants where you can grab sushi or a lobster roll while taking in the beauty of the cliffs and Aquinnah lighthouse.

  • Eastville Beach

    Eastville Beach, in Oak Bluffs, is located at the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Enjoy the calm ocean water while taking in picturesque views of Vineyard Haven Harbor. Eastville Beach is the perfect spot to watch the ferries, Black Dog schooners, and sailboats ply the blue, blue waters of Vineyard Sound.

  • Joseph Sylvia State Beach

    Joseph Sylvia State Beach is a two mile stretch of clear, mild beach located along Beach Road, which runs between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Brave kids thrill at jumping from the drawbridge on Beach Road that was made famous in the movie Jaws.

  • Lake Tashmoo Beach

    Lake Tashmoo Beach is located in Vineyard Haven, and is well worth the ride down a (very) long and bumpy dirt road. This peninsula beach is on Vineyard Sound but also borders the warm waters of Lake Tashmoo, which is a great place to kayak or spot an osprey in flight!

  • Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach, located near the center of Edgartown, is a harbor beach that offers calm waters and a pretty view of the Edgartown Lighthouse

  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach

    Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach in West Tisbury is also located on the south side of the island. When the kids tire of jumping the waves, they can swim in the calm, fresh water pond that lies just adjacent to the beach.

  • Menemsha Public Beach

    Menemsha Public Beach, next to the small fishing village of Menemsha, is a calm beach with clear water. Walk to get ice cream, fried clams, or delicious chowder. Bring your nets and buckets because kids love to go crabbing at this beach!

  • Oak Bluffs Public Beach

    Grab your pail and shovel and head down to the Oak Bluffs Public Beach, only a five minute walk from The Petunia Patch. This beach offers golden sand, calm and shallow water, and is the perfect place to collect seashells or snorkel..

  • South Beach

    South Beach, also known as Katama Beach, in Edgartown is a three-mile long barrier beach on the south side of the island. South Beach is known for its big waves, and is the perfect beach for kids who love to boogie board or body surf.