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South Beach

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Address: Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Day at the beach

Always a great location to hang out and just walk along the beach. The beach is clean and dog friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Golfer2286
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Busy beach! Nicer beaches on the cape. Very windy and cold for a mid July day. Life guard on duty. He was wearing sweat pants and a hoody. We took the bus out and was there for 10 min max.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a great location to hang out and just walk along the beach. The beach is clean and dog friendly

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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice beach, but overcrowded. There's a sharp drop off from the beach into the water so the high tide line and low tide line are virtually the same.

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Thank Jeff C
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Here is the best public-accessible beache on the south shore. Most days the surf is about 2 to 3 feet. The beach at water's edge is rather steep but manageable. Parking fills up early in mid-season so get there early, take the bus, ride your bike, or even fly in with you light plane.

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Garden City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get here early as parking gets filled by noon. Wave and view awesome. Saw seals swimming close by. Wish they had better bathroom facilities.

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Thank mvgirl1
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome beach, so close to where we are staying in Edgartown. Beautiful sand and views. Great surf. All of us had a blast. The only addition that could make it better would be a snack shack. But it has parking along the road (we had no problem finding a spot), decent porta potties and lifeguards and a definitely family friendly... More 

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of parking and not overcrowded even if you arrive around noon day. Short drive from the resort. Not to long of a walk if you are not carrying much.

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South Beach is a beautiful, classic New England beach the beach area is soft and Sandy leading into a relatively steep drop off into the ocean. The waves here are bigger then at state beach, so if you have young children you need to be careful and beware of the strong currents and undertow. The beach has five lifeguard stands... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited South Beach this past January. The weather was perfect and the beach was clean and the sand was soft. There are many restaurants, hotels and shops all in walking distance.

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Hays, Kansas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately it is not a swimming beach, but it was a wonderful place to walk along the waters edge or sit and watch the waves and play in the sand.

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