This small beach is virtually unknown to many people but it has a dedicated following that can easily fill up the small parking lot on a hot summer day. The waves at this beach are usually small except during strong north to northeast winds. Even on those days, however, calm seas prevail on the beach immediately adjacent to the drawbridge.
Location: Oak Bluffs & Tisbury, on the Oak Bluffs side of the drawbridge and facing Vineyard Haven outer harbor.
Size: 5.2 acres
Owned by: County of Dukes County (The Towns of Oak Bluffs and Tisbury own small adjacent parcels of beach.)
Managed by: County of Dukes County
Eastville Point Beach is a popular place to view sunsets and the ever busy Vineyard Haven Harbor.
Unlike the other beaches managed by the County, Eastville Point seems to be stable and is not eroding.
Eastville Point Beach supports a variety of nesting shorebirds, from the Federally Threatened piping plover, the State-listed Species of Special Concern least tern and the American oystercatcher. Their nesting success varies from year to year. For more information go to Shorebirds
Fishermen frequent all parts of the beach although many seem to prefer fishing from the large jetty on the southwest corner of the property. Spring fishing for striped bass peaks in June and is good anywhere on the beach. The best fishing is when there are large quantities of sand eels (bait fish) in the area. The best bass seem to be caught after dark. Schools of small bass are present through the summer. From late July on there is good fishing for bonito, while in September and October fishing for albacore can be productive. Because of the calm seas, Eastville Point Beach is a good spot for light tackle and fly rods. Please contact the tackle shops for more specific information. Fishing Tournaments