Frequently Asked Questions

Island Q&A

How Many Towns are there on Martha's Vineyard?

What is the best way to get around on Martha's Vineyard?

The best way is to ride the Vineyard Regional Transit Authority Island-wide shuttle bus transportation. There are also bikes, mopeds, taxis, car rentals and on course, your own car. Parking, however, is scarce. There are several bus, boat or air tours of the Island.

How Big is the Island?

Martha's Vineyard is 10 miles wide and 20 miles long. 100 square miles.

What is the distance between towns?

From Vineyard Haven to: Oak Bluffs (shore route) - 3.4 miles Airport - 5 miles West Tisbury - 7 miles Edgartown (inland route) - 8 miles Edgartown (shore rote) - 9 miles Chilmark Center - 12 miles From Oak Bluffs to: Edgartown (shore route) - 5.5 miles South Beach at Katama - 9 miles Chilmark (via Airport road) - 16 miles Aquinnah - 20 miles From West Tisbury to: Chilmark Center - 5.4 miles Aquinnah - 10.5 miles From Edgartown to: South Beach at Katama - 3 miles Airport - 4.5 miles West Tisbury - 8.5 miles From Chilmark Center To: Menemsha - 2 miles Aquinnah - 6 miles

RV Parking?

There is a Family Campground for tents or RVs. You can also park your RV in the parking lot in Falmouth that belongs to the Ferry.

Is there a ferry from Boston to the Island?

Unfortunately, there is no ferry service from Boston. Here are all boat schedules from Cape Cod, and other ports.

Is there still the nude beach on Martha's Vineyard?

We prefer to call them "clothing optional" - there are 2, Lucy Vincent Beach beach far left secluded section and the Gay Head Cliffs far right free-spirit naturist beach. See Island Beaches