Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Trip to Chappaquiddick Island

On my most recent trip to Martha's Vineyard, I caught the ferry in Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. The $6 ride for an individual and bike was only required going to the island, and it took about 3 minutes. From the ferry it was about a 20-30 minute bike ride to the beach on the east side of the island. While there weren't any bike trails, the roads weren't particularly busy. The only downside was the sandy, dirt road about a quarter of the ride, but it was relatively compacted. The beach was nice and not terribly crowded; it had a few non-flush toilets and no running water. The beach cost $3 per person for walk-on access or much more for driving a truck on the beach. Many people would wait at the entrance to let the air out of their tires to drive on the beach.