In 2018, it’s all about getting that perfect Instagram photo to share with your friends online. Today, we’re sharing our top twelve most Instagrammable spots on Martha’s Vineyard - they’re sure to get you tons of likes, comments, and engagement on your account, so here they are!
1. Edgartown Lighthouse
There are five lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard and without picking favorites, we recommend heading over to the Edgartown Lighthouse for some incredible photos - a sunny day with blue skies turnout for that ideal New England feel.
2. Menemsha Beach sunset
Everyone has their favorite beach sunset on island, but most can agree that the one over Menemsha Beach is surreal. So incredible that boats honk their horns and beachgoers clap when the sun sets. The colors are a variety of reds, pinks, and golden orange hues that your camera will likely capture - but there’s nothing like the real thing.
3. Lucy Vincent Beach
The rock formations on Lucy Vincent Beach are some of the most impressive, sitting on the soft sand just a few feet from the water. The gorgeous red clay colors make for the perfect photo!
4. Sailing on the Tigress with Catboat Charters
Once you see the American flag sail, you’ll want to get on the water with Captain Kurt of Catboat Charters! Their American Flag sail is a nod to the charter catboat Cleopatra that once sailed the same water in the 1800’s.
5. Alley’s General Store
Alley's General Store in West Tisbury opened in 1858 and is the oldest operating business on Martha's Vineyard - their eclectic decor makes for an interesting photo, whether you’ve decided to photograph the inside or outside of the store!
6. Beach Plum Sunset dinner
Imagine dining in one of the island’s most prestigious restaurants with a focus on farm to table, while enjoying sunset with a glass of wine. Dinner at the Beach Plum Restaurant in Menemsha is an experience - capture the sun as it sets, maybe by placing your glass of chardonnay over it to capture the best of both worlds!
7. Island Hydrangeas
Once spring is in full bloom, the gorgeous hydrangeas on Martha’s Vineyard will be in full force. Walk down North Water Street in Edgartown, Main Street beyond the shops in Vineyard Haven or in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, and capture the colorful flowers with a stately homes and water views in the background.
8. Steamed Lobster on Oak Bluffs Harbor
Head on over to Coop De Ville in Oak Bluffs for a steamed lobster dinner on Tuesdays during their lobsterfest, order the whole steamed lobster with corn and butter, and strategically place the lobster on the harbor’s edge, crouch down and get the harbor and boats in with the lobster!
9. Gingerbread Cottages in Oak Bluffs
Over 300 cottages make up the campgrounds, reminiscent of the days when it used to be a Methodist campground right here in Oak Bluffs. The brightly painted and whimsically decorated cottages are the perfect setting for a fun Instagram photo - if you’re a fashion blogger, this is the spot to coordinate your outfits to!
10. Ferry Arriving
This is a great photo in either the daytime or at night. Capturing the Steamship Authority boat arriving not only looks great, but excites emotions of vacation!
11. Goat Yoga at Native Earth Teaching Farm
This might just be the one that breaks Instagram - bring a friend to capture your downward dog while the baby goats climb up your back. It’s an experience unlike any other - and the perfect formula for hundreds of likes: baby goats + yoga!
12. Gay Head Cliffs
Last but certainly not least — and quite possibly most captivating — are the Gay Head Cliffs, a magical location where you’ll snap dozens of photos because of its grandeur and magnificence. The quiet, natural serenity is something that your photos will capture.
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