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“Great spot for those without transportation” 4 of 5 stars
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Inkwell Beach
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Oak Bluffs
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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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."
Vieques
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great spot for those without transportation”
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 for a few hours before getting back on the ferry or heading off to work. Sometimes it gets a bit crowded and people sit fit on top of you, but so it goes with beaches in the summer.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good little Beach”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Richmond
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A great place to meet people and socialize”
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 cold water but its' quite rocky so wear water shoes. Love hanging out here and the people are great!

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“thin beach”
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.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Memories”
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.

Visited August 2012
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