A Quick Trip to Cuttyhunk

Last night, Kevin and I took an impromptu trip to Cuttyhunk, a tiny fishing village at the very end of the Elizabeth Islands, about 16 miles from Woods Hole. Turns out, it is the most charming, quaint little island, with rolling hills overlooking the Vineyard Sound. Here are some photos…


You step on the island and you feel like you’ve been transported to another planet. Everything is slowed waaaaay down; there’s a tiny café, a little raw bar, a one-room schoolhouse, locals strolling with ice cream cones in hand, kids fishing barefoot. Everything is cash-only, wifi is spotty, and the only mode of transportation around the island is via golf carts. 

Once we tied up, we scarfed down some lobster rolls on the dock…


Then embarked on a short walk around the island (barefoot, of course).

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The parking lot:)


As the sun was setting, we could smell wood burning from a beach bonfire. The island gives off such a laid-back, leave-your-troubles-behind vibe, and I was really digging it (read: freaking out and taking too many photos, ha).

SO. If you’re looking to go, you should, and you can! There’s a ferry from New Bedford, and a charming Bed & Breakfast with ocean views. I would highly recommend this place as a wonderful weekend getaway. Heads up: bring a bottle of wine, because the island is dry!

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