Encompassing 34 square miles, the town of West Tisbury, one of seven in Duke's County, is a popular holiday destination for anyone headed to lovely Martha's Vineyard. Our West Tisbury vacation rentals will put you in relaxation mode right away!
Once home to the Wampanoag tribe, natives of Tisbury, England, settled here in 1669 and the town formally proclaimed its current title in 1892. West Tisbury is now home to descendants of those settlers as well as local celebrities. The town sees an influx of mainlanders during the summer who head here for the gorgeous beaches and green spaces.
The town is home to a several notable natural wonders. While some of the beaches are open to local residents, only Long Point Wildlife Refuge boasts more than 600 acres of public land, from beaches to dunes to woodland. Bird watchers from miles around head here in the off-season, and seasonal hunting of waterfowl is allowed.
Horticulturalists venture to Polly Hill Arboretum, a 60-acre refuge featuring rare flora as well as meadows and fields filled with azaleas, camelias, rhododendrons, and magnolias. Visitors are particularly fond of the monkey puzzle tree.
With its prime location on Martha's Vineyard, vacationers to the island can easily spend the day exploring nearby towns, including Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. Martha's Vineyard's sister island Nantucket sits just 38 miles away, and is accessible via inter-island ferry.
For a peaceful escape, book a stay in one of our ?Martha's Vineyard vacation rentals ?in charming West Tisbury today!
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