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South Beach

Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Beaches
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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not a beach for swimming because the slope is steep and the waves and currents can be treacherous. Vast expanse of sand and water with tremendous views; perhaps, it can best be described as a photographer's beach. The light, clouds, sand and water can create beautiful images -- of the kind that make people say "that can't be real." Access... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped there around 7:30am and what an amazing view! So glad we made the time to stop and see such a beautiful beach

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Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely the longest, nicest beach on the island (which isn't saying much - MV doesn't have a lot of beach access). Gently sloping white sand to the water, plenty of parking, bus stop right at the main entrance. No amenities - pack in, pack out.

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Chester, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

South Beach is a very nice beach on Martha's Vineyard. It is great for Boogie Boarding and Surfing because of the rough waves. It is in a very nice location(the Katama section of Edgartown). I would definitely reccomend going to this beach.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a great beach with lots and lots of sand stretching for a very long distance. There are usually nice waves here without being over powering. There are not too many rocks on the beach or at the waterline which I enjoy a lot. The # 8 bus takes you out there from Church St in Edgartown for $1... More

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Old Saybrook, CT
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229 reviews 229 reviews
88 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

South Beach is very busy during the summer season since it's on the Atlantic and subject to waves and currents. So it's not friendly for small kids, but great for older ones. There are changing facilities, but no restrooms in the off season.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great, turbulent surf, not for the uninitiated....lots of fun and beautiful vistas! Looks crowded, but walking way right or way left there is always space, stay the whole day, afternoon sun is just glorious

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Best beach on the island in my opinion. We stayed at the Winnetu Resort because of the South Beach location and we went to this beach and a beach in OB and this was much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mind blown. Waves were crazzzy. Beach was immaculately maintained. This was a beatiful experience. You cant say you have experience the vinyard.....no you cant say you have experienced cape cod until you visit this beach. One of a kind experience. Stunning. Words cant describe how amazing it was. Of course I left my phone in my car at the dock... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was the quintessential Vineyarders experience. I had never been on the sand in a jeep. Now I have, and I even drove a bit, which was so cool. The water was churning up and it had that wild Atlantic look. It wasn't a beach day as such when I was there, but it didn't matter. It was beautiful! If... More

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