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Address: btwn Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, off Beach Rd, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Activities: Swimming, Biking
Description: Small waves, low dunes and lots of seashells make this narrow, two-mile...
Small waves, low dunes and lots of seashells make this narrow, two-mile stretch of public beach popular with families. The beach runs between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, and is called "Bend-in-the-Road Beach" on the Edgartown side.
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Jaws Bridge is Awesome!

Great beach with lots of space for relaxing. The water is warm and you don't have to go way off the beach to go swimming. Kids loved jumping off the Jaws Bridge the best. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great beach with lots of space for relaxing. The water is warm and you don't have to go way off the beach to go swimming. Kids loved jumping off the Jaws Bridge the best. Very easy to get to by bus or bike from Oak Bluffs.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Just a gem of a beach between Oak bluffs and Edgartown. Great for kids as the waves are smaller and the cove is protected. Life guards only on the far end of the beach. Easy to park and schlep gear (umbrellas, blankets, chairs) to the beach. No alcohol. No dogs allowed. On weekends, parking is a challenge so an early... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Our boys had a great time visiting this beach on our day trip to Martha's Vineyard. We took the bus and were dropped off at Jaws bridge. Only downfall is there are no facilities or change rooms anywhere near the beach. Wish we (adults) could have gone swimming too.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Parking is free at this beach, but it does get really crowded and sometimes finding a spot in the afternoon is hard. Easy walk up to the beach from parking since you park right off the road next to the beach. The beach has calm waves and isn't rough but the water did have some little jelly fish all around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The State Beach was beautiful. We hung out and watched "Kite Boarding" for the first time and had a great time!! The beach is very clean.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There are several nice things about this beach. The first is free parking, if you can find a spot, and the parking is right along the beach so it is an easy walk to the shore. The beach has gentle waves and is perfect for young children, though there are a lot of pebbles so you may wish to bring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's a great beach for small kids. No waves. Very calm water. Sand is very course not soft like south beach.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I really loved this beach for its serenity and quietness. You have to get there early to get parking along the main Beach road. Access to the beach is quick along the path. The water was clear and calm. I didn't fell crowded at all and it was great location to watch the fireworks from.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great day on the beach it's very clean and the water was lovely. Hubby & kid's also enjoyed jumping off Jaws Bridge. Make sure you use plenty of sunscreen as there is a breeze and you don't realise you are getting the sun. We had a lovely picnic here and a nice swim in the sea.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This beach had pretty calm water, especially considering it was open ocean. There was some seaweed at the very edge of the water, but once you got out a couple feet, the water was clear. Though, it did get deep fairly quickly. The sand was a little rocky, but there were lots of cool shells. Plenty of free, on-street parking... More 

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