Edgartown Lighthouse & Starbuck Neck Park

Area

Overview

  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Size

    16.66 acres

Contact Information

Stewardships

Description

A quiet patch of paradise with coastal flora, a pond, a beach and a lighthouse. A lighthouse was first constructed here in 1828. The necessity was due to the many vessels frequenting the harbor during the whaling boom of the late 1700s-early 1800s. During its first year, it was accessible only by rowing a boat from nearby waterfront land. The Hurricane of 1938 damaged the lighthouse. In 1939, the new conical cast-iron tower from Ipswich was installed and automated.

At the end of North Water Street.

Allowed Activities
Picnicking
Hiking
Birdwatching
Good For
Families
Dogs

Additional Information

Lighthouse Hours

open in summer.   See  MV Museum website for hours

Dogs

on leash at all times