Chappaquiddick Island is a small island off the eastern end of the larger island of Martha’s Vineyard, and is part of the town of Edgartown MA. Until the winter of 2007 the two islands were connected by a narrow two-mile strip of beach (Katama Beach), which from time to time would become breached due to weather. After a storm in April 2007, the two entities are not connected, and are separated by a 300-yard breach. The southeastern point of this beach is called Wasque Point—a popular fishing spot for catching bluefish and striped bass.
The “On-Time” ferry (named for the fact that there is no schedule, so it is always “on time”) shuttles pedestrians, bicycles, and up to three cars at a time between Chappaquiddick and downtown Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. This quiet island has just one business, a general store/auto repair shop, which is only open in the summer.
Chappy has miles of pristine beaches to explore and the Cape Poge lighthouse sits at the tip of the island. The serene MyToi Gardens, a small Japanese garden run by the Trustees of Reservations, is a relaxing place to visit after a day at the beach on chappaquiddick, Martha’s Vineyard.
Chappaquidick Island is a must visit destination on your vacation to Edgartown and the Martha’s Vineyard area.