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Beautiful view

I got in the Inkwell Beach and the view was spectacular. This beach was minutes from my hotel and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ponice C
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Lexington, Kentucky
A historical, fulfilling experience!

Such a calm, family friendly beach! There's a lot of history to be learned for us African-American... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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This Oak Bluffs beach and surrounding area of colorful gingerbread Victorian houses have strong links to African-American heritage on Martha's Vineyard, dating back to the Revolutionary War. The beach was the setting for a teenage romance movie...more
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Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I got in the Inkwell Beach and the view was spectacular. This beach was minutes from my hotel and it was a convenient short walk every morning. I took the dip!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ponice C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a calm, family friendly beach! There's a lot of history to be learned for us African-American travelers about the Inkwell and the Polar Bear club is a great group of fun swimmers!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Will absolutely go again! Very friendly -- all restaurants don't have bathrooms so check before you dine.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eddye l
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This visit on MV we stayed in East Chop. Thus I walked to Inkwell each morning for my walk. We also walked the beach one evening looking for shells. We did not swim due to the temperatures but we do enjoy the Inkwell area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Love the Inkwell Beach. Been coming for 30 years. It is so convenient. We always stay in Oak Bluffs and have only a block to walk to the beach. I can pack a lunch and walk to the beach. You will meet so many wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Inkwell beach is not far from the center of Oak Bluffs and the ferry station. We like to walk it early in the morning and collect shell, glass, etc. Much calmer than South Beach and the parking is easy as there are places to park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience on the Inkwell beach with the Polar Bears. I’m now an official Polar Bear. Loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Inkwell in Oak Bluffs is definitely a must do if you travel to Martha's Vineyard. The water was so calm, I stayed in it with friends for over 2 hours just talking and laughing.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MissHardin
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The African American history of Ink Well Beach is a landmark and I'm thankful I had the opportunity to visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I'm really, really picky about my beaches having grown up in Rhode Island. This beach is super rocky, like nearly all little rocks that make it difficult to walk on or set down a blanket. It's very lively though. Lots of people when we were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from jer b | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is not as busy as July and August. The traffic is not a much of an issue, beaches less crowded and easier to get into restaurants.
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