Beaches

As Winter Storms Accelerate, So Does Coastal Erosion

Erosion on the Island’s coastline — a process as old and familiar as the Island itself — has accelerated to a point of critical concern this winter, battering South Beach, flattening dunes in Katama, flooding key intersections and roadways and crumbling cliffs at Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket.

Big Weekend Equals Big Beach Days, and Officials Are Worried

High summer is here, and thousands are flocking to Island beaches. But the crowds have many Vineyard officials on edge.

Back in the Sand at North Bluff Beach

For years, the North Bluff beach in Oak Bluffs has been slowly disappearing. Now all that has changed.

Summer Rules for Beaches Down-Island Still Unsettled

As summer approaches, one of the big questions surrounding the Island also happens to surround it literally — the beaches.

Chilmark Beaches Stay Open, With Limits

Chilmark beaches will open on schedule this summer, but with new safety precautions including limited parking.

Wanted in Tisbury: Summer Lifeguards

Summer beachgoers in Vineyard Haven may find no lifeguard on duty this summer at Owen Park and Lake Tashmoo due to a town lifeguard shortage.

Nature Means Millions to Oak Bluffs Economy

Coastal resources contribute roughly $1.5 million a year to the Oak Bluffs economy, according to a town-commissioned study unveiled last week.

Spring Cleaning at the Beach: VCS Hosts Annual Earth Day Clean-Up

Volunteers carrying large feed bags dotted the Island’s beaches Saturday as they collected trash for the Vineyard Conservation Society’s 24th annual Earth Day Beach Cleanup.

Earth Day Continues with Volunteer Beach Clean-Up

On Saturday, April 30, the Vineyard Conservation Society hosts a cleanup day held at beaches all over the Island.

See a World in a Grain of Sand

There are many of us that notice and wonder at the beauty of the beach’s surface. I’m one of those, too. But some do it more than others.

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