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Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Jump the waves or ride the great surf on the Atlantic Ocean side of this...

Jump the waves or ride the great surf on the Atlantic Ocean side of this three-mile barrier beach, or enjoy a more relaxed pace on the tranquil Katama Bay side, a protected salt pond with lovely views of the bay. Katama is the largest public beach on the island.

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Lovely beach!

Katama Beach is a great place to swim and have a wonderful day at the beach. Very accessible by cars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Katama Beach is a great place to swim and have a wonderful day at the beach. Very accessible by cars.

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Thank Houston N
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

South Beach has lovely, clean sand for relaxing and reading a book or visiting with friends and family. The water is lovely and refreshing after baking in the sun for a bit. We went on a warm sunny day, and while there were many other visitors, we had no problem finding a parking space and a lovely place to set... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

THis is easy to access by car or bicycle. It is a lovely spot for a walk or to read a book. THe Atlantic can be very refreshing too. Treat the beach with respect please!

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Thank Mike_J1963
Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A sharp drop off into the surf means there's little beach dune to water line. Crowded, bit the beach is beautiful. Need to watch little kids near the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Not being from the east coast I was so thrilled to experience a day at Katama or also called South Beach on Martha's Vineyard. The sand the water was amazing but you everyone just takes their trucks, beach cruisers, cars onto the sand where you camp out for the day. There is music, everyone playing simple beach games and just... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Katama is a beautiful beach. It is in a very laid back area of the island and would make a perfect day trip for families. Lifeguards are on duty.

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Thank FineFeatherTravel
El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This beach was nice, but by the time I got there via bike from Edgartown, it was cold and foggy. The beach looked really clean and the people were friendly. Would go back when it's a bit warmer.

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Thank Pamela W
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We went here during Memorial day weekend on an overcast day that was a little drizzly so we weren't going to swim. The sand was soft and it made for a nice walk, although I noticed that the surf looked rough if you were planning on swimming, so probably not good for families with young children. There was hardly anyone... More 

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assonet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A beautiful fall day, stunning views... a nice way to spend some quiet time as you walk along finding those perfect shells... called scallops!

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Thank beth l
Timonium, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Beautiful picture opportunity. I am sure this beach is crazy crowded in the summer but very peaceful in the fall.

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Thank Gretchen M

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