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Seeing the Sights in Style at Martha’s Vineyard

Wondering what you should do during your luxurious vacation at Martha’s Vineyard? Martha’s Vineyard is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting visitors from all over the world. With the gorgeous views, beautiful accommodations, and so many tourist attractions, the vineyard has everything you could possibly want in a vacation spot. While on the island, make sure that you tour Martha’s Vineyard’s famous lighthouses. In fact, why not spend the day touring the vineyard’s five fantastic lighthouses while being escorted around the scenic island in a stretch limo? See some of the country’s most iconic lighthouses while kicking your feet up in a luxurious vehicle.

The East Chop Lighthouse

Built in 1878, the East Chop Lighthouse stands at an impressive 40 feet . The tower is located at the east side of the Vineyard Haven entrance. During your lighthouse tour, you can choose to either drive by and see the cast iron structure, or plan a tour of the lighthouse. Tours take place on Sundays at sunset between the months of June and September.

The West Chop Lighthouse

Located near the East Chop Lighthouse, the West Chop Lighthouse has been casting beacons into the sea since 1891. The structure is made up entirely of brick with a stone foundation and rises to a height of 45 feet. Next to the tower is the red roofed keeper’s house, the fog signal building, oil house, storage facility, and the garage. Tours of the lighthouse are not open to the public. However, it is possible to get an excellent look of the structure from the road for your vacation photos.

The Edgartown Lighthouse

The Edgartown Lighthouse is an absolute must see. Located right on the beach of Edgartown Harbor, it is the perfect spot to snap some pictures and take a break by the water. The tower was built in 1828 and was actually moved to its current location from Ipswich in 1939. The grounds of the lighthouse are open all year. However, if you take a trip to Martha’s Vineyard between the months of May and October, you can have access to the official tour.

The Gay Head Lighthouse

Looking as though it jumped off the canvas of a painting, the Gay Head Lighthouse is truly a sight to behold. The red brick structure sits atop a gorgeous beach side cliff and towers over a canopy of trees. Built In 1799, it is one of the island’s oldest lighthouses. Tours of the lighthouse are available from June to September. While visiting, find out what you can do to help save the gorgeous landmark from the dangerous erosion that threatens its stability.

The Cape Poge Lighthouse

One of the most extensive lighthouse tours in Martha’s Vineyard can be found at the Cape Poge Lighthouse. The tour lasts 90 minutes and requires a reservation. If you choose to take the tour, you will see the inside of the 35 foot wooden structure and peer out through the window to see the incredible landscape around you.

With so many amazing lighthouses scattered throughout the small island of Martha’s Vineyard, you should attempt to see as many as possible. White Tie Luxury Transportation can make your tour all the more fun and relaxing by escorting you from location to location in one of their classic limousines. Grab a couple bottles of wine, some nice snacks, and kick your feet up while your limo driver takes you all over the island. Don’t forget your camera to capture all the pictures you want of not only the gorgeous lighthouses, but also all the sights that you will see in the limo ride on the way. Before booking your limo, make sure that you make all your tour reservations and come up with an organized itinerary for the day.

Photo Credit: David Berkowitz

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