Open seasonally, May through October...
Beach plum inn & restaurant
Located in the village of Menemsha in the town of Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, this dreamy, farm-style inn & restaurant will refresh you of your urban stress. Stay in our inn rooms, stand alone bedrooms, cottages, or houses and experience a quaint, picturesque property. Grab fresh eggs from chickens before breakfast, watch the cows graze the rolling hills, take the path to the beach and watch the sunset in the near distance. Your romantic escape awaits…
The town of Chilmark was established in 1694, bound by stonewalls to the east and west, the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Menemsha to the north. Family farms and the last commercial fishing fleet on the Island continue to be the backbone of this community. The historic fishing village of Menemsha is located in the heart of Chilmark and the Inn looks squarely over the working waterfront.
Chilmark is a dry town; alcohol is not for sale in retail outlets and restaurants are BYOB. Visitors may bring their own alcohol to the island or purchase it in Oak Bluffs or Edgartown. We can also arrange delivery to the Inn.
West Tisbury Farmers Market hosts more than 40 farmers and purveyors from across the Island on Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m to noon. Open mid-June to October.
Menemsha fishing village: Larsen’s Fish Market, a commercial fishing fleet and beautiful sunset-watching.
The Yard, an artists colony featuring dance and yoga classes, performances, theatre and workshops.
Beetlebung Corner: Chilmark town library, post office and general store.
The Chilmark Community Center offers a variety of programs throughout the year for all ages.
A bit of history
In 1950, Theresa Morse and her husband Warren left their settled New York City life and started anew as innkeepers on Martha’s Vineyard. The couple opened the Beach Plum; originally constructed from a salvaged 1898 shipwreck nearby harbor. Morse was quite the entertainer and authored three cookbooks.
To maintain the history of the Inn and preserve its land, Bob Nixon purchased the seven-acre property in 2007, where the long tradition of supporting the Island’s purveyors and craftsmen continues.