Chilmark beaches will open on schedule this summer, but with new safety precautions including limited parking.


After years of planning, legal battles and a winter of ferocious coastal storms, Squibnocket Beach officially opened to the public on Friday.


Chilmark selectmen have chosen West Tisbury contractor John Keene to create a new beach as part of the town’s portion of the Squibnocket Beach project.

A superior court judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block the Squibnocket causeway project.

Stormy skies linger over Squibnocket, as some residents try to block a homeowners association from building a raised causeway over wetlands.

Almost two years after Chilmark voters backed a plan to restore the eroding Squibnocket Beach, the project remains mired in litigation.