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Address: between steamship dock and state beach, off Sea View Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA

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Lovely to Walk along and enjoy the Ambiance

It was Lovely to have a Walk, Have a Sit Down and watch the World go by. Very Relaxing and Beautiful on a Sunny Day.

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Lovely location and very nice sandy beach.Lots of shells to collect.Nice for a lazy days reading on the beach.Easy reach.

Thank bubsandbubba
Hong Kong, China
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253 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It was Lovely to have a Walk, Have a Sit Down and watch the World go by. Very Relaxing and Beautiful on a Sunny Day.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

With so many other choices i wouldn't return to this small beach. Try south beach or state beach for starters or Larsen cove in offseason

Thank tonymig524
Jersey City, New Jersey
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69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Town Beach or "Pay Beach" as some long time visitors and residents call it instead of the more popular name, "Inkwell", is a lovely beach to have a long, luxurious swim in! Though my perennial favorite beach for swimming is Edgartown's State Beach, this is my 2nd go to favorite! Second because this beach can become to congested in a... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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191 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The pictures in this review seem to encompass many beaches (Inkwell and Jospeh Syliva among them) that run from the ferry through to Fuller Street Beach in Edgartown. It's a good idea of how long the shore line runs, and how many places there are to put down an umbrella with some beach chairs and soak in the view. Free... More 

Thank Tim J
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,286 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The Oaks Bluff Town Beach was very clean and the water very beautiful. A very scenic view with all the boats.

Thank Houston N
Little Silver, New Jersey
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Love this beach near the steam authority port for its peaceful waves and great view of ships sailing by. Water is clear and seaweed free this year. There's no lifeguard on duty. There is a new entrance with stairs but I miss the rustic path that is now blocked for safety reasons. Families camp here and walk to nearby restrooms... More 

Thank SunSonia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I really enjoyed this beach. I think it's particularly appropriate if you have young children as it's very calm and stays pretty shallow with soft sand, which also contributes to relatively warmer water. You can walk from Oak Bluffs but since I had a 1 yr old we often drove and found parking pretty easily on the road above... particularly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

On the Oak Bluffs/Edgartown line. Trip with friends, Adults and young adults. I was too chicken to jump but but all the other 7 in my group did it! They said the hardest part was getting up on the railing and all enjoyed the rush.

1 Thank AG27_W
Greater Noida, India
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We (me, my wife, along with my son, daughter-in-law, and grand daughter), visited Martha Vineyard island on 22nd. Of July 2016. The first point of visit was Oak Bluff. There we visited The first HORSE CAROUSEL ride of USA. It was with live music, and also there was a game of catching the rings, giving an exciting feeling to the... More 


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