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Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

We rented bikes and rode to South Beach from Edgarrtown. It's a beautiful stretch of beach. The water is freezing (even in June), but the stroll down the beach was lovely and the huge waves were breathtaking. You can find tons of shark teeth!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Holly W
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

It was October so it was cold, but this is a nice beach. You are looking South over the ocean and the waves are bigger here. Sand is good, but sometimes rough on your feet with big pieces of rock and shell. Definitely not as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jwhuntley
Reviewed October 18, 2018

My home is within walking distance of this beach. It has bathrooms, parking and life guards - in season. One of the island's best beaches

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We love this beach and keep coming back again and again. It's easy to drive to and park or bike to, people are lovely when you pass them, which can be rarely.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jsjan2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Quiet this time of year, miles and miles of beach and dunes only! We had the entire beach, almost, to ourselves. Easy access, clean.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bmarschok
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The drive was just beautiful that day, we just loved the area. First trip to Martha's Vineyard, we took our car over on the Ferry, which was the BEST decision we made.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mary-ellen a
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Wonderful strole surrounded by an ocean breeze. Wonderful sand and water and the atmosphere is absolutely magic

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Francesca_Saule
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Although it was not beach weather during our recent visit, South Beach is still very nice. If you like waves and surf conditions, this is your beach. Be careful of riptide and rough surf on pre-storm days. There are toilet and change stations available

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank et1952017
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Great surf! Great waves. We discovered later that we brought some of the beach and surf back to our rental😉 due to strong surf Wonderful beautiful South 🏖 Pristine beach Portable bathrooms near parking Long Beach for a good walk

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

There’re portable rest rooms for men and women near beach, which was relatively ok to use. Beach was slightly rocky but good waves to have fun. No food stand or anything near by but clean environment. Busses stop by. Quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathleen B
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Margaret F | Reviewed this property |
August 2018 No parking fees No entrance fee Beach is public Great surf Wonderful beach Portable bathroom near parking
March 10, 2018|
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Response from cgpabon01 | Reviewed this property |
Beaches are free and public, there are shuttle bus that goes around the beaches, from the ferry terminals. They can take you around the various routes in the island, and you can take you bike.
January 9, 2018|
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Response from jmoeling | Reviewed this property |
pretty short walk. get there early