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Address: , Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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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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Great beach and fun waves

This beach is really fantastic. The sand is clean and the water has nice, fun waves. The water was not too cold and felt refreshing. A must see if you are on the vineyard!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Deborah L
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This beach is really fantastic. The sand is clean and the water has nice, fun waves. The water was not too cold and felt refreshing. A must see if you are on the vineyard!

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Seabeck, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great beach. Not so awesome as South Beach but turn left to Norton Beach where you can DRIVE ON THE BEACH! Probably the last time my 87 year old dad will put his feet in the sand. And yes, let the air out of your tires to 15 PSI. 25 PSI will humiliate you.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very cool to drive out onto the beach. Most people back in with their SUV's to have all your stuff nearby. No walking any distance. It was a bit pricey $ 60.00 for a one time visit $ 140.00 for the Season. When you approach the beach you reduce your tire pressure to 15 lbs, driving on the sand is... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 10 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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4 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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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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