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Dogfish Bar

This site is one of the more popular shore fishing locations in the state.


Dogfish Bar, at the west end of Martha’s Vineyard in Aquinnah, is a famed shore fishing location. The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) bought the location in 1996. Dogfish Bar is known for unparalleled spring striped bass fishing and riveting fall false albacore fishing. Catches of bluefish, bonito, and Spanish mackerel are common here as well. 


Take State Road towards Gay Head past Menemsha and Squibnocket Ponds. Take a right onto Lobsterville Road and then a left onto Lighthouse Road. Then take a right onto unpaved Oxcart Road, which parallels the beach. Click here to get directions from your location.

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There is only 5 off-road parking spaces. No roadside parking is allowed. Parking is for shore fishing access only.

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