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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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Visited in August and had the pleasure to walk around town , lots to do and see for the family, Great places to eat and just relax.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We spent a night on a mooring in the harbor taking a break from on of our yacht deliveries. The town of Oak Bluffs is charming as one would expect on the Vineyard. It's touristy at times, but that's the Vineyard. A bus stop is walking distance from the water front with bus routes that will take you to any... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Visited in August and had the pleasure to walk around town , lots to do and see for the family, Great places to eat and just relax.

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Thank Igle5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We visited mid September. It was sunny and warm with only one brief spell of rain but the town was on its way out of season by then . This means we had the beach and sea front pretty much to ourselves. It's a pretty sea front, home to many and varied yachts. The ferries go across the bay regularly.... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This stretch is where the Island Queen ferry docks. It is extremely picturesque. The number of boats and the beauty of the surrounding homes make for a post card picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

After a walk around town, it was a nice place to sit and watch the world go by! Lots of activity, boats in and out and walkers too!

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Adams, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

After shopping and lunch, we needed a place to stroll and watch the waves lap the beach. The water was VERY clear! It offered a nice break until we were ready to head back to the stores and catch the ferry home later.

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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