(Photo: Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce)
Menemsha, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
The Catch: Lobster, clams, scallops, flounder
This photogenic fishing village boasts some of the most dramatic sunsets on Martha's Vineyard. Eating a takeout seafood dinner on the beach while watching the sunset is a Menemsha tradition. By day you can see the draggers work their massive nets and the lobstermen land their catches. There are a few places to buy off-the-boat seafood at the dock. In true MV fashion, you'll also find signature clothing shops like Menemsha Blues and a gas station selling tackle, fishing rods, and island-made popsicles.
Local Eats: Call in the morning to order a takeout lobster dinner, cooked and precracked, at Larsen's Fish Market. For the less prepared, there's The Bite, a small clam shack en route to the beach, where you line up at the window for New England quahog chowder and fried clams.
You Might Also Like: