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South Beach

Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Gorgeous beach, strong surf

South Beach is a beautifu, unspoiled spot to sit or walk in the soft sand, but swimming seemed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Callisto S
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S. Natick, MA
Big waves, soft sand

Great beach for watching the waves and listening to the roar of the ocean. We went for a beach walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greer W
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Alstead, NH
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big waves” (18 reviews)
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Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

South Beach is a beautifu, unspoiled spot to sit or walk in the soft sand, but swimming seemed rather impossible when we were there due to the steep drop off and strong surf. It was a short and pleasant bike ride there from Edgartown. The...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great beach for watching the waves and listening to the roar of the ocean. We went for a beach walk on a cloudy day recently and loved watching the giant waves crash on the shore. This isn't a good beach for little kids to frolic...More

Thank Greer W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The beach was serene, uncrowded and very easy to park free along the road or parking lot. We saw large rolling waves and beautiful shore birds . No lifeguards until summer season . Perfect beach with large waves.

Thank Mary Jane F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't believe there are no bathrooms or portapottys anywhere near here. Very boring beach area as there is Nothing near you for miles!

Thank mjb00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to islands that weren't as nice. I wish I lived closer! So beautiful and full of natural sights. Can't say much more, you just have to go!

Thank zzznorlax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tranquil off season beach stop off. Great place for sunset pictures. Location ideal for kite flying.

Thank jkochin
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This is a beautiful long stretch of beach with great sunsets. South Beach has high sand dunes with soft sand and breathtaking sunsets.

Thank G R
Reviewed February 16, 2017

There on a vacation and loved it. Never enough time. Clean, inviting, peaceful. Hope to be back soon.

Thank anthonyveloso
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Great beach, saw a woman walking with toilet paper stuck to her butt, don't sit on your nest if you're wet haha. Then a sea gull came down and stole my backdoor donut left overs right out of my hand. The kids had fun body...More

3  Thank pinkthis
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Beautiful beach that is across the entire southern side of the island. Ocean waves and pretty sunsets. It can be dangerous with an undertow.

Thank Linda K
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zzznorlax
Is there a price to get on the beach? I can't seem to find out through google searches
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to get a permit to drive a vehicle on the beach. No fee to sun bathe.
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Csoulie
Can I camp on the orv beach? Beach fires?
August 2, 2016|
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Response from dexter3462 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't but you can get a pass on your car to drive out every day for the summer
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caphillsea77
Are there showers
July 2, 2016|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
There are a few showers at one end of the beach - not private ones. You'd want to keep your swinsuit on!
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