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Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Jump the waves or ride the great surf on the Atlantic Ocean side of this...

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 on the island.

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Wonderful beach

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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 crowded on weekends and holidays, but there usually is at least a little area to... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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166 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

You can't beat Katama beach for easy access and wide, sweeping expanses of sandy beach. There's no food or beverages offered for sale at the beach, so come with your own and you'll be happy. There is a good place on the way to the beach though: Katama General Store, which has almost anything you'd want from food, drinks and... More 

Thank jakeDVermont
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,238 reviews
369 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Katama Beach is a great place to swim and have a wonderful day at the beach. Very accessible by cars.

Thank Houston N
Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

South Beach has lovely, clean sand for relaxing and reading a book or visiting with friends and family. The water is lovely and refreshing after baking in the sun for a bit. We went on a warm sunny day, and while there were many other visitors, we had no problem finding a parking space and a lovely place to set... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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193 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

THis is easy to access by car or bicycle. It is a lovely spot for a walk or to read a book. THe Atlantic can be very refreshing too. Treat the beach with respect please!

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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A sharp drop off into the surf means there's little beach dune to water line. Crowded, bit the beach is beautiful. Need to watch little kids near the water.

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Maui, Hawaii
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Not being from the east coast I was so thrilled to experience a day at Katama or also called South Beach on Martha's Vineyard. The sand the water was amazing but you everyone just takes their trucks, beach cruisers, cars onto the sand where you camp out for the day. There is music, everyone playing simple beach games and just... More 

Thank Sarah C
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Katama is a beautiful beach. It is in a very laid back area of the island and would make a perfect day trip for families. Lifeguards are on duty.

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El Cerrito, California
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This beach was nice, but by the time I got there via bike from Edgartown, it was cold and foggy. The beach looked really clean and the people were friendly. Would go back when it's a bit warmer.

Thank Pamela W
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We went here during Memorial day weekend on an overcast day that was a little drizzly so we weren't going to swim. The sand was soft and it made for a nice walk, although I noticed that the surf looked rough if you were planning on swimming, so probably not good for families with young children. There was hardly anyone... More 

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