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South Beach

Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Fee: No
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Fee: No

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's a very pretty beach with gentle waves. It was on the bus line, which was good. However I could not locate any restrooms.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Amazing beach to see. Too bad that we were it was too cold for swimming. The beach is breath taking with amazing brown sand. Deffinetelly we would come back here once again.

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Boston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I would say to go early or later in the day. Just a ton of people, not what we expected. If you go during the middle of the day I would say to try going up island to a more private beach or find a spot on state beach.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Everyone said you had to go here. Really terrible parking situation. Crowded, brown sand, no one in the water - I don't quite understand why this gets a huge rating from people

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What can i say about this wonderful beach except that it's perfect? We were there during a warm spell in October and probably didn't see 20 people on the beach for the entire 4 days. The waves were much bigger than I anticipated and we just relaxed, walked, read, stared at the ocean and looked for sea glass. It must... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

South beach is significantly warmer than any beach on Cape Cod and I've been to 7 beaches in September. It was 76 degrees outside and sunny and the water was around 65 degrees. Beautiful white sand, big waves and a very long beach. I could of spent all day here. The surf is a little big for kids and after... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The beach just seems to go on forever. At this time of year there's very few people around and you therefor get the sense that's it's your own private beach. We sat there on the last night of our holiday and watched the sunset, what a perfect ending to a great vacation.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Beautiful beach where we got engaged 46 years ago. No one else was on the beach on is great Indian summer day!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Road bikes provided by our hotel, Vineyard Square Hotel in Edgartown. Fantastic ride and incredible!!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The beach was beautiful and easy to get to. It looks like the restrooms are being constructed so there are no working ones for now.

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