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Inkwell Beach

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Oak Bluffs
Type: Beaches
Owner description: This Oak Bluffs beach and surrounding area of colorful gingerbread Victorian houses have strong links to African-American heritage on Martha's... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The beach was not marked so it wasn't clear at first where the Inkwell actually began and ended. Glad those days are over, it's the rockiest and most shallow area of the beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Do not expect much but expect everything. The Ink Well Beach is just an ordinary beach but knowing the history of this grand beach always makes me feel at home. Once again, no hype and hooplah, no fancy signs and lights, just a small section of beach that our ancestors and forefathers walked and laughed in peace.

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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Hanging out at Inkwell Beach on a hot day is the coolest place to be! Walking distance from downtown Oak Bluffs, and the hot Russian guys on the beach were incredible!

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Vieques
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The inkwell is just a block from where I live in the summers and it is the most convenient, easy to get to beach in oak bluffs. It's great for those just over for the day, as no transportation is needed. It's very close to circuit avenue and all the bars and restaurants of ob. Very easy to just chill... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's a sweet little beach close to OB. Very family friendly, great for small ones. There are no bathrooms and no services so come prepared to camp out.

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Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A small beach area good for socializing and short walks/runs. It's the traditional meeting place on the island for affluent African American families and others. Good to visit in July and August and in the morning. Every morning, the Polar Bears (a group of women and some men) meet here to do water aerobics. You can join them in the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The shoreline is close, which surprised me. It's great place to sit on a bench and watch the tide roll in.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Growing up here and heading to the Inkwell is the highlight of a visit to MV. Our family has a bench there so it is even more special. Old friends are found and new friends made every time.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Another great beach that is walking distance from the Madison Inn and Circuit Ave! Clean, fun, family-centered. Bringing your snacks and drinks is a must as the vibe is really good here!!

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Burlington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Enjoyed the beach just lying out in the sun wacthing the kids play in the water. Went there one night and everything was so calm and relaxing, also enjoyed the early morning air.

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