From the cottage the boat landing on the property is just a short walk away. Take one of the kayaks across Edgartown Great Pond to the pristine barrier beach. This beach is gorgeous and can only be accessed by boat across Edgartown Great Pond. This means that the beach is practically empty of people, you can have this amazingly beautiful beach almost all to yourself. There is ocean on one side of the beach and pond on the other. Adults and older children love the waves on the ocean side, and younger ones can enjoy the calm, shallow, sandy-bottom pond side.
From the cottage public South beach is just one and a half miles away. You can walk, jog, or bike along the quaint farm road to the bike path along the main road to the beach. Or, It is only a 2 minute drive away and there is plenty of parking. This part of South beach is also known as "the right fork". In the hight of the summer it is bustling with Vineyard visitors of all ages, it is a fun spot for people to tan and socialize. The beach is supervised by lifeguards.