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Long Point Wildlife Refuge

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Long walks!

We visited Long Point before high season, so we had to take the long narrow (bumpy!) dirt road in... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Callisto S
Natick, Massachusetts
Excellent except finding it wasn't particularly easy

Really a "hidden" gem. We went in via the "summer" entrance which was closed and eventually found... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
dave d
Bradford, Massachusetts
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Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore a rare grassland habitat, this spectacular reservation will become a favorite escape.
Hughes Thumb Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
+1 508-693-3678
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way down a good 10 minutes on dirt road only to discover after we dragged ourselves down the long path to the pond and my daughter put her feet in the water it was closed by a man on an atv. They...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Did not find much wildlife, most likely due to our visit during end of October. But the drive to the place was nice, through winding single lane dirt roads. Thankfully we only had to cross one other car during the back and forth on the...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We visited Long Point before high season, so we had to take the long narrow (bumpy!) dirt road in rather than the shorter road that is opened later in June. What was great was that we kind of had the place to ourselves except for...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Really a "hidden" gem. We went in via the "summer" entrance which was closed and eventually found the correct way. Very nice beach and pond looked nice for kayaking. I got in a nice run along the beach and out and back on Huges Thumb...More

1  Thank dave d
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was a perfect location for our family. We were able to enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding and swimming in the pond side and then the beauty of the big waves and open ocean in the other. The only downfall is that it is a...More

Thank amanda g
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Best of both worlds. On one side is the ocean on the other is a pond. There is also a seal that we see every year. Best parking is in overflow.

1  Thank Laxmom421
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a must when you travel to Martha's Vineyard. Beautiful beaches and walking trails. Don't miss!

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Long Point beach takes a bit of work to get to, but the experience is well worth it. The surroundings are gorgeous, and the setting is a step back in time, distant from the crowds, the construction, and the intrusions of modern life. Salt and...More

1  Thank pedires
Reviewed 20 October 2016

One day, on our visit to Martha's Vineyard, we decided to hike the Long Point Wildlife Refuge. What a wonderful place to visit! It was an overcast day but the weather was great for a long walk. We strolled along the shores of the pond...More

1  Thank sradmd
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Long Point is my family's go-to beach on MV. It's terrific for young kids because there's a lovely wide beach situated on a freshwater pond that's very shallow out about 50 feet. So, no risk of kids getting dragged out by rip currents, etc. For...More

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Response from Anthony F | Reviewed this property |
In the summer months, take the Edgartown W Tisbury Road until you get to Waldron Bottom Road and take a left (if approaching from the east or right if you are coming from the west). If you approach from the east, you will... More