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West Tisbury

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Wildlife Areas

Hidden gems in West Tisbury

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Garden
Polly Hill Arboretum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Neighborhood
West Chop
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Lambert's Cove Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,740 at the 2010 census. Along with Chilmark and Aquinnah, West Tisbury forms "Up-Island" Martha's Vineyard.HistoryWest Tisbury was first settled by English settlers in 1669 as part of the town of Tisbury. The town was officially incorporated in 1892, the last town on Martha's Vineyard to be incorporated. Despite its separation from Tisbury, the original settlement of the town is still located in West Tisbury. Historically, it has been the agricultural heartland of the island. Up through the 1980s West Tisbury was one of the quickest growing communities on the island.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 108.2km2, of which 64.8km2 is land and 43.3km2, or 40.06%, is water. West Tisbury ranks 123rd out of 351 communities in the Commonwealth in terms of land area, and is the second largest town (behind Edgartown) on the Vineyard. West Tisbury is bordered by Vineyard Sound to the northwest, Tisbury to the northeast, Edgartown to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Chilmark to the west, and includes the regions known as Lambert's Cove and Makonikey. The town also shares a common corner with Oak Bluffs, where the two towns meet with Tisbury and Edgartown. With our custom trip planner, United States vacations can be built around trips to West Tisbury and other destinations in United States.

Side trips from West Tisbury

Geologic Formation
Aquinnah Cliffs Aquinnah
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Katama Beach/ South Beach Edgartown
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Edgartown Lighthouse Edgartown
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Popular things to do in West Tisbury

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Wildlife Area
Long Point Wildlife Refuge
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Granary Gallery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alley's General Store
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Field Gallery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in West Tisbury

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Black Dog
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

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