Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard, one of New England’s premier vacation destinations. Our island offers innumerable summertime activities and the Madison Inn is the ideal location from which to enjoy them all. Our in-town location is just steps from the Oak Bluffs Harbor, all public transportation, beaches, bike rentals, hiking trails, kayak rentals, and superb shopping and dining. We want to help make your stay amazing, and below is a list of activities we recommend. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask!


The Oak Bluffs Town Beach is a just around the corner from the Madison Inn. Located across from Ocean Park, this calm, shallow, sandy beach is ideal for lounging for an hour, or all day. Guests of the Madison Inn enjoy complimentary beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas, available at the front desk. A mile out of town (toward Edgartown) is State Beach, stretching for 5 miles between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. State Beach is also calm and gentle, and is also famous for being the location where “Jaws” was filmed. It’s also the home of “The Big Bridge”. Jumping off of The Big Bridge and plunging into the waters below is an island tradition and a delight for tourists and islanders alike. See www.mvol.com/beaches for further information about public beaches on Martha’s Vineyard.