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Wonderful beach, family friendly, can get busy but relaxing locale. Get there earlier to park your... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Westchester County, New York
Great for Surfing!

Strong waves so be a good swimmer to tackle this beach. You may see dolphins off the coast on any... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
New York City, New York
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Jump the waves or ride the great surf on the Atlantic Ocean side of this three-mile barrier beach, or enjoy a more relaxed pace on the tranquil Katama Bay side, a protected salt pond with lovely views of the bay. Katama is the largest public beach...more
555 Katama Rd, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

It's a beach and is easily accessible by public transportation. No chair or umbrella rentals available.

Thank ralph213
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Wonderful beach, family friendly, can get busy but relaxing locale. Get there earlier to park your car.

Thank ncoombesmith
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Strong waves so be a good swimmer to tackle this beach. You may see dolphins off the coast on any given day. The beach is pristine and you can walk for miles. Off roading is also allowed if you have the right vehicle for it.

3  Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Such a gem of a beach but remember you need a beach pass. Get one from the hotel your at or town hall. Explore the other beaches too.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Amazing hoe clear the water was, too chilly to get in still, but everything was very clean and nice to take a walk on!

Thank kfedney
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The sandy beach is well maintained and patrolled. There are lifeguard stations at reasonable distances from one another such that the coverage is good. The view is unobstructed. It's fun to watch the low flying planes and glider above.

Thank Neil760
Reviewed July 14, 2017

This is just a beautiful and pristine beach - good for walking and sunning. The swimming is good but there is a strong undertow, so watch the kids. State beach might be safer. There are lifeguards and facilities. Large parking lot, but get there early...More

2  Thank jer b
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Was here on vacation. Water was a little chilly but expected for the Atlantic. Did some boogie boarding and some football throwing. No sharks which was good and we had a very good time. Sand was pretty clean and the waves were decent sized. Life...More

Thank James G
Reviewed June 17, 2017

It was a treat to visit Katama Beach in May. I enjoy this summer stop off, but really enjoyed the tranquility of the off season.

Thank jkochin
Reviewed November 1, 2016

There is enough parking nearby that you should not have to walk a very great distance to get onto the beach. It is a level beach (but this could change over the winter based on what kind of storms there are). It gets a bit...More

1  Thank mvvacation
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