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Address: , Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Description: This Oak Bluffs beach and surrounding area of colorful gingerbread...
This Oak Bluffs beach and surrounding area of colorful gingerbread Victorian houses have strong links to African-American heritage on Martha's Vineyard, dating back to the Revolutionary War. The beach was the setting for a teenage romance movie called "The Inkwell."
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History and proximity to center of OB and

It is not the best beach I've visited, but its history and cultural significance draw me here every time. It is wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces each summer and it has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Perfect beach in Oak Bluffs! It was steps from my rental home so it was no problem to join the Polar Bears in the mornings. Can't wait to return to Inkwell Beach!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Rude your bike, jump on the bus, walk about a mile down the road and the state beach is much nicer. This beach is all rocks and seaweed. Yuck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is not the best beach I've visited, but its history and cultural significance draw me here every time. It is wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces each summer and it has been a great spot for my teens to hang out with their friends. This beach is also close to Circuit Ave and good restaurants.

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Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walked up and down this beach each morning. Nice and small. There are little to no waves which makes it very peaceful and safe for people to see.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

During our annual visits to the Vineyard, we are always sure to stop by Inkwell Beach. The beach is conveniently located near all of the action on Circuit and across from Ocean Park. It's a good beach for small kids as the water is relatively calm. The sand is rocky so water-shoes are a must!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The proximity to OB highlights like Nancy's, Circuit Ave and the ferry make this beach a no-brainer. Also, the cultural history is tremendous. It is quite pebble-laden, so protect your feet.

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Hempstead, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Too much seaweed. But, you can find a clean swim spot when strolling the beach. Sand is soft but can be rocky.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great beach but make sure you bring water shoes or sandals for the rocky/shell laiden shore and into the water.

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was our favorite beach on the island since it had less rocks, less wind than the ones on the western area of the beach, and it wasn't as rough at the southern beaches. It was shallow for awhile so you can actually swim out far.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice sandy beach, well taken care of and very popular. From our B&B across the street we saw people on the beach as early as 5:30 am and up to well beyond sunset.

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