by Beccastone

Rebeccas-Stone-1Rebecca’s stone marker is located in Martha’s Vineyard, in a very quiet, serene place along a wooded trail leading to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island, the Great Rock Bight.

To get there, you drive up-Island on the North Road; just past the fire house, there is a dirt turn-off marked only by a small brown wooden sign. About 1/4 mile down the dirt road, there is a small parking area for maybe 5-7 cars.

The rest of the one-mile trip to the beach must be made on foot down the leaf-canopied footpath. You come upon Rebecca’s plaque about a 1/2 mile down the footpath.

In tribute, visitors to the site have placed stones from the beach near her bigger stone. Continuing along the footpath finally brings you to an expansive crescent of beach. Stones are scattered along the beach and in the shallow water near shore. Some say the purple and red stones are magical. These are the stones that the visitors have carried back and left at Rebecca’s stone.