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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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It SCREAMS Summer Vacation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sarah C
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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jeff C
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Connecticut
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Thank SionnaMac
assonet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 93 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
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We cycled to this beach on the trails that lead right to it. Such a beautiful beach with lovely soft sand. Ideal for families and there were plenty of them enjoying it. So nice that it is unspoilt and completely natural.

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Thank Shoegirl58
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were at Katama Beach on a mid-September day. Not only was it warm enough to swim but the beach was not crowded and parking was a breeze.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This beach is really fantastic. The sand is clean and the water has nice, fun waves. The water was not too cold and felt refreshing. A must see if you are on the vineyard!

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