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2020 Best Place to Watch the Sunset, Martha's Vineyard

Great Rock Bight Preserve

Yeah, yeah, everyone talks about sunset in Menemsha, but you know the same show is playing at every beach with a western view, right? Great Rock Bight Preserve, one of the MV Land Bank properties, offers an excellent, secluded alternative to the crowded affair by the docks. Hike down the trail to the beach—there’s a short and a long way—and take in the view from there or, if you’re feeling adventurous, from atop the large rock just off the shore, for which the beach is named.