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Photograph Lambert's Cove

West Tisbury, Massachusetts


Added by Jessica Cho

If you're on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, head to West Tisbury to check out this beautiful, yet unexpected cove.

While there are a number of beaches on Martha's Vineyard, many of the more well known and popular ones can easily get over crowded. The less widely known Lambert's Cove, however, is a gem that will not disappoint. 

To access Lambert's Cove in the summer season, you'll need to get or borrow a pass from the town of West Tisbury. Though it may seem like work to acquire a pass, it is well worth the effort to spend the day or to catch the sunset at this relatively remote spot. The parking lot is rather small and the pull-off parking spots on the side of the road are limited, sometimes making it difficult to park. Though it can be a challenge, it makes it that much more quaint and peaceful relative to other spots on island. If you visit in the summer, there will likely be staff on duty at the lot to help direct you to a spot if the day gets busy. Once you've found a parking spot, you'll need to walk approximately a quarter of a mile along a trail that gets sandier towards the end. You'll get your steps in before being rewarded by the final destination.

By the entrance of the trail to the side of the parking lot, there is a charming "free books" library if you happen to be looking for a good read. The start of the quarter mile walk through the trail makes you feel like you're embarking on a regular hike, but by the end you'll be pleasantly surprised once the sky opens up and you're faced with the stunning views this hidden cove has to offer.

Lambert's Cove boasts soft, sandy shores and incredible views of the cliffs. While it's a great spot to whip out some beach chairs or take a swim in the ocean or walk along the shore to the cliffs, it's also the perfect place to photograph the sunset. Check this cove out in the off-season if you can when it's even quieter and there are no parking restrictions. This beach is certainly family friendly and dogs are allowed from 7-10am during peak season. 

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