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Address: between steamship dock and state beach, off Sea View Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Nice beach close to town

We were able to take a 5 minute walk down to the beach from our hotel and go for a swim in the afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Leslie C
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Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This beach is a nice area to swim if you want to stick close to town. This year the beach seemed a little dirtier to me than in prior years - graffiti on the concrete retaining wall, etc. The access is down a steep staircase from the sidewalk which may be difficult for people with trouble walking. The water is... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Make your way over to the South Beach if you need a real beach experience. I didn't realize the difference until my last day. Bummer.

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I love Martha's Vineyard and particularly Oak Bluffs. My husband and I have been going for years. It's like stepping back in time when life was simple, everyone spoke to and were cordial to each other, and before large restaurant and retail stores took over. Every store and restaurant is proprietor-owned complete with hand painted signs. It's simple and wonderful.... More 

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Venice
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beach was a little narrow and rocky. Access a bit difficult. Would have preferred a wider beach with less rocks.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 981 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a nice, narrow beach close to the ferry. The water is a stunning blue green and it is perfect for taking a long walk.

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Plainville, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The most gorgeous beach ever! Very clean and the shore goes on for miles! The water was so clear and the deepest color of blue I have ever seen. Lots of places to park

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Short walk from town or the ferry pier. Small beach with united nations clientele. Get there early for a good spot for your beach chair & blanket.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The beach is near the main street and many of the inns, and there is restroom nearby, but the beach itself is not very beautiful. There are quite a few rocks in the water and along the sand.

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Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were able to take a 5 minute walk down to the beach from our hotel and go for a swim in the afternoon.

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Hebron
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The beach is close to the piers, ferries, park and busline. It is rocky when getting in the water. You definitely need water shoes or aqua socks if you or your children want to enjoy the water. the water is lovely. There is a lifeguard at the beach. Restrooms are near the steamship authority pier.

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