Public Access Site
East Beach, also known as Leland Beach, is located on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard. MarineFisheries acquired the property in 1993 for the primary purpose of preserving fishing access to the legendary surf-fishing waters of Wasque Point. Bluefish and striped bass are common targets.
The property encompasses over 100 acres and one half mile of prime beach-front. The beach links the 200-acre Wasque Reservation and the 500-acre Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge. The entire area is managed by The Trustees of Reservations, a state-wide private land conservation organization, ensuring that a coordinated ecological management effort is applied to the entire barrier beach ecosystem.
From Chappaquiddick Island ferry dock, travel on Chappaquiddick Road until the road turns sharply to the right. Continue heading straight on Dike Bridge Road. Park before or after the bridge. Because the area is managed by The Trustees of Reservations, an entrance fee is required. If you want to drive your vehicle on the beach, you will need an over sand vehicle permit. Call the Trustees Superintendent's Office for details (508) 627-7689. Click here for directions from your location.
The beach is also accessible via the Wasque Reservation entrance. Follow Chappaquiddick Road to the end and then take a left onto Pocha Road. Pocha Road takes you to the entrance to Wasque.