Best of Boston

2006 Best Beach, Martha's Vineyard


Getting to this secluded white-sand Chappaquiddick beach takes a three-minute ferry ride and a 3.5-mile drive. On top of that, you have to pay to get in. But you’ll be glad you escaped Edgartown’s Bud Light-and-boombox hordes. Protected by the Trustees of Reservations and bordered by tall grassy dunes and frothy waves, Wasque feels like a true private paradise amid the Vineyard’s typical jampacked destinations.

Wasque Road, Chappaquiddick Island, 508-627-7689,