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Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Activities: Swimming
Description: 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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The best waves in the Cape Cod area.

The best waves hands down on Martha's Vinyard. We took a taxi down and changed in the changing rooms. It was a beautiful day and the waves were heavy. It takes a bit to get across... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The best waves hands down on Martha's Vinyard. We took a taxi down and changed in the changing rooms. It was a beautiful day and the waves were heavy. It takes a bit to get across the pebbles from the shore to the soft sand, but once your there you can body surf. If you have a 4wd vehicle, you... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Katama (aka South Beach) in Edgartown, Ma. This is a great beach for waves and body surfing. It has lifeguards, but the surf can get rough for little children. The sand is soft and there are many areas that access the beach. There are also changing areas and port-o-potties for bathrooms. There are parking areas on either end of Herring... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice, quiet beach. Very few beach goers. Easy access and free parking. Great sand, not too many shells or rocks. Of all the beaches we went to on the island, this one had the coldest water and biggest waves.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

While the water was still cold in early June, the daily temp was about 75 degrees and perfect. The beach was clean and parking was plentiful nearby. Water is clearly rougher than other parts of Island so probably too rough for small kids.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The view was beautiful for a wedding on the beach. Nice soft sand felt great on our feet my fellow bridesmaids & I walked barefoot.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

So this was a nice beach, but if you want to hang by the water and take in the sounds of the ocean, be prepared - there are no bathrooms so you need to plan ahead. If you can handle that, it is worth some time to sit and take it in.

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is the most perfect beach - huge and totally unspoilt (bring a picnic) and wonderful surf. Lovely place to watch the sun go down.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You can easily bike to South Beach on the nice wide bike path coming from Edgartown to the beach. There is also a public bus running every 15 minutes. The beach can be crowded during July and August so I suggest walking down the beach a bit. You'll have the beach to yourselves by doing this.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Katama is a great beach to go to for good waves and great fun. The beach has a beautiful view and is in a great location. I would definitely recommend this beach if you are on Martha's Vineyard.

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Katama has little to offer a beachgoer who is looking for food, crowds or seaside attractions. What is does offer is a tranquil setting, nearby parking and great surf.

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Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown

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