Ah, wonderful Martha’s Vineyard -- the place everyone dreams of visiting, but isn't quite sure what to expect. Martha’s Vineyard is a smaller island just south of Cape Cod in the state of Massachusetts. This island is mostly known as a summer vacation place and it is only accessible by boat or by air. Tisbury is a town located on Martha’s Vineyard and it hosts multiple gems such as Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury. Interestingly, this small town was settled and incorporated in 1671 and it has been a popular destination ever since the mid 1800s. Historically the town’s main economic export has been the fishing and shipping industries, but ever since the turn of the century, tourism has also become a very important part of the town's identity and economic success.
Tisbury is a gorgeous place to visit and it boasts many activities for visitors. This is a historical island with much to see. There are marvelous, gingerbread houses on the shores, beautiful shores where people can relax and recharge, cafes where you can enjoy a delicious coffee overlooking the harbor, and much more. Of course, Tisbury - and Martha’s Vineyard - is famous for the breathtaking sceneries. Visit Lambert Cove which is a classicly rugged, northeastern-style beach. At Lambert Cove, you can find a beautiful, long white sandy beach, tall seaside grasses, and wooden beach paths leading to paradise. It’s a wonderful place for families and friends as well to visit and spend quality time. Furthermore, if you do not mind getting to the south shore of the island, make sure to visit Long Point Beach where an even nicer beach awaits visitors. The water is a little deeper here so there are fewer children, but the waves wash out beautiful shells and you have a good chance to see some marine life here. The island offers much more than beaches, so if you like exploring and outdoor activities, visit Polly Hill Arboretum. This is a peaceful garden which features local and native plants and trees -- and when the plants are blooming, the area becomes magical. There are plant sales on Memorial Day and many long weekends. Moreover, to explore even more of the island’s beauty visit Cedar Tree Neck which is a sanctuary where everyone can find peace and quiet. This area offers long hiking trails and lovely views. Tisbury is a beautiful town to visit so do not hesitate to spend some great time here.
The best areas in Tisbury to stay at include West Chop and Vineyard Haven. These are excellent places that have restaurants, cafes, and golf clubs all within walking distance. If you are looking for a great vacation home you can find plenty of amazing vacation home rentals in Tisbury. Most of these vacation homes feature full kitchens and large living rooms that make for the perfect getaway. If you need a big vacation home because you are traveling with a large group of friends, plenty of homes offer more than enough space. Also, if you would love to have a vacation home which overlooks the sea, just browse our listings to find the best vacation home for your needs.
Tisbury has tons of seasonal activities so if you are planning to spend a vacation here make sure to visit during the summer. The best weather is from June until September and this is when the island is most popular. The average temperature is 69 degrees in these months, but in July it can peak at 79 degrees. However, if you plan to visit Martha’s Vineyard during winter season to explore the beauty and the wonders of Massachusetts then visit in December when the average temperature is 40 degrees. After Christmas, the temperature drops significantly and it often hits 20 degrees in January and February.