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Oak Bluffs Town Beach

between steamship dock and state beach, off Sea View Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Oak Bluffs
Type: Beaches
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English first
New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Beach is ok, though I favored other beaches in MV (especially Aquinnah). What made this beach special to me is the ability to bring dogs after 5 pm!

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I loved the beach. It has a 4 mile long with a walking path I didn't like the fact that the beach was broken up by some rocky shore line so you couldn't walk the distance on the beach.

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Perth
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is probably the worst beach I have ever been on anywhere! Signs saying no dogs were obviously ignored on a regular basis the evidence was clear to see and we saw several people walking their dogs on the beach too. There was litter everywhere which I have to say was unusual in my experience for a beach in USA.... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Calm clean waters, great for the whole family. Our teens jumped off the bridge where Jaws was filmed. Very cool.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Plenty of room to choose your spot, but it attracts lots and lots of people each day. Get here early in the morning (before 10 or so and you're likely to have most of the beach to yourself - at least for a few minutes. The shoreline was a bit rocky, but tolerable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This beach was busy. The place is hopping and everyone is jumping from the bridge that says "no jumping from the bridge." There was a current in the water that pulled you toward the bridge. I really had to work to stay where I was in the water. The beach has lots of broken shells to make sure you were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Although State Beach is definitely sandier and safer for small children, this "in-town" beach is spacious and oh so convenient. This beach tends to be seaweed-y and there is usually a band of rocks to cross before entering the water. But if you are staying in OB and this is within walking distance, it is great to walk or bike... More

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Convenient to walk to from inn. Seaweed, lots of shells and small rocks but still nice. Shallow water for children with very small waves

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The beach just down from the ferry pier had terrible access. Go further south a few miles fro a real beach.

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Ojai, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Not beautiful but easy access beach with parking on the side of the road. Calm water great for kids and sandcastle building. Popular in summer (4th of July - Labor Day). A thinner beach but excellent for long walks and sunrise views. Begins at the Oak Bluffs ferry pier and keeps going to Edgartown. South Beach is the popular, sand... More

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