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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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Time to relax

Our group varied from six months old to elderly and not one person was unhappy. Be prepared to sit back and enjoy your surroundings. Amazing time by all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mcmalvarez
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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148 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group varied from six months old to elderly and not one person was unhappy. Be prepared to sit back and enjoy your surroundings. Amazing time by all.

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White Plains, New York
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ink Well is an easy walk from the ferry terminal. The beach is sandy, the water is shallow and clean. This is a great location for the family to spend a day and there is a lifeguard. Easy walk to town if you want an ice cream.

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Thank rasNY
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Our house is on the park across from this beach, famous in African-American history as being a gathering place for Blacks in the mid- 20th century especially. There are benches over-looking the beach and we liked to bring snacks and a book and read there for an hour or so from time to time.

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assonet
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

What a great day we had here... lots of walking, lots to see and find... horseshoe crabs, shells, birds, and an engagement where the groom to be stripped down to propose!!! The sun's back light was gorgeous... make it a stop

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Thank beth l
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Loved watching the "Polar Bears" gathering each morning in the water to conduct their daily rituals. The oral tradition is alive here as the people are vibrant and engaging. Willing to share all of the information about happenings on MV. Must Visit !!

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Thank Donn D
Bronx
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The water was refreshing but I hated the shells & sea weed. Everyone on the beach was very friendly. Bus stop was right at the entrance

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Thank 715darleneb
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Perfect beach in Oak Bluffs! It was steps from my rental home so it was no problem to join the Polar Bears in the mornings. Can't wait to return to Inkwell Beach!

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Thank TRYPCHYCK
Hartford, Connecticut
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143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Rude your bike, jump on the bus, walk about a mile down the road and the state beach is much nicer. This beach is all rocks and seaweed. Yuck.

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Thank Wendy S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It is not the best beach I've visited, but its history and cultural significance draw me here every time. It is wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces each summer and it has been a great spot for my teens to hang out with their friends. This beach is also close to Circuit Ave and good restaurants.

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Wading River, New York
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255 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walked up and down this beach each morning. Nice and small. There are little to no waves which makes it very peaceful and safe for people to see.

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