Island Alpaca Company of Martha's Vineyard

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1 Head of the Pond Road

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One of the more unique attractions on Martha's Vineyard, Island Alpaca is a hit with recent visitors for its friendly animals and well-stocked gift shop. Spread across 19 acres, the farm features a herd of 72 Huacaya alpacas and one llama. When you're not petting or interacting with these gentle creatures, take a self-guided walking tour of the farm. The barn that's located on the premises is a centuries-old reclaimed hand-hewn oak, post and beam barn that was exported from Pennsylvania.

Recent visitors, especially those with children, said a stop here is a fun way to spend a few hours. Though there's no formal tour, travelers said there are plenty of knowledgeable caretakers on hand to answer any of your alpaca questions. You'll also want to make time for a swing though the gift shop; according to reviewers, the hand-knitted, alpaca fur-lined goods are well-made and cozy.

You'll find this alpaca farm in Oak Bluffs, less than 3 miles south of the Vineyard Haven Harbor. If you don't have your own set of wheels, you can take the bus; Vineyard Transit Routes Nos. 1, 7 and 9 stop within short walking distance of the farm.

Island Alpaca has varying seasonal hours; in the summer, it's open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in the fall, winter and spring, it's open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check the attraction's website before you go to confirm hours for your visit. Admission from May through October costs $5 per person.  

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You'll have your pick of beaches on Martha's Vineyard. From the protected, shallow surf on the northern and eastern coasts of the island to the big waves crashing on the south side, the Vineyard's various shorelines offer a little something for everyone.

But of all the places to stake a spot in the sand, recent visitors said South Beach (also known as Katama Beach) is one of the best. Situated in Edgartown, South Beach stretches for 3 miles and offers a rumbling surf and rolling dunes. You'll find ample parking here, but most travelers were happy to bike from Edgartown on a path that leads straight to the sand.

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