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The Steamship Authority car ferries dock at Vineyard Haven, and many of Martha's Vineyard's commercial services are here, along with tall ships, inns & restaurants.


Though the most popular vacation locations on Martha's Vineyard are and always have been Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, Vineyard Haven has been growing in popularity as a place to stay and dine.

Inns and hotels are opening downtown, and guesthouses are springing up on the outskirts (map).

Vineyard Haven is a settlement within the town of Tisbury (incororated in 1671). It is not a town in its own right.

Island VTA buses begin and end their routes right at the landward end of the Steamship Authority dock, convenient to the town and the big boats.

Vineyard Haven has its own collection of hotels, inns and B&Bs if you plan to stay overnight. More...

Hotel & Rental Map:

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce has a small Tourist Information office right by the bus stops.

The Martha's Vineyard Historical Society (tel 508-627-4441) owns the historic Jiran Luce House on Beach Road, now a museum of Martha's Vineyard history.

Also here is the famous Black Dog Tavern restaurant and (more to the point) T-shirt and apparel shop, as well as the tall ships Shenandoah and Alabama. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Vineyard Haven Beach, Martha's Vineyard MA

The beach next to the ferry dock in the center of Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard MA.





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