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Inkwell Beach

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Address: Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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This Oak Bluffs beach and surrounding area of colorful gingerbread...

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."

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Social Beach

I like inkwell because it's iconic to MV, but its more the social beach to meet an socialize. You can get into the water but it's just a lot of seaweed around and rocks. The path... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bran T
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like inkwell because it's iconic to MV, but its more the social beach to meet an socialize. You can get into the water but it's just a lot of seaweed around and rocks. The path along the beach is great for jogging and every morning at 7:30am the polar bears meet an exercise.

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Thank Bran T
Susanville, California
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beach is so clean and beautiful. Water was so warm. Just around the corner from shops and restaurants.

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Thank Carolyn I
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inkwell beach was beautiful and serene. The only complaint that I have is that the sand is rocky and not easy to walk on.

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Thank Patrice S
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several benches along the sidewalk near the Inkwell Beach have been donated by individual MV citizens and Families. The review title says it all. Enough Said.

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Thank Kenneth W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever saw the movie "The Inkwell", you know the history behind this beach in Martha's Vineyard, MA. A public beach that is very clean and not crowded. Within walking distance from the shopping area and restaurants, there's also on-the-street parking. Benches on the sidewalk facing the beach. Great for families. Beautiful sunrises.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located right down the street from the Oak Bluffs ferry, convenient if you're on a day trip for a refreshing swim. No waves or dunes, but clean and the water is not too cold.

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1 Thank AG27_W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent weather. Water was pleasant. We met a number of new friends and re aquatinted with old friends. Great places to eat near by within walking distance

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Greater Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Calm and serene beach, with a memorial dedicated to whales. We also found signs of beware of sharks, being sold in various shops.

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Durham, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an okay beach and a fav if you are in Oak Bluffs. I personally prefer many other beaches on the island over this one. It does have a lot of history, but it is rocky and not very big and a lil tricky to get down to in some spots. It is very pretty and good for photo... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Nice peaceful beach! Just a nice place to relax! Went there with 2 other friends; played in the water, then decided not to do anything but people watch.

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