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Address: btwn Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, off Beach Rd, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Small waves, low dunes and lots of seashells make this narrow, two-mile...

Small waves, low dunes and lots of seashells make this narrow, two-mile stretch of public beach popular with families. The beach runs between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, and is called "Bend-in-the-Road Beach" on the Edgartown side.

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This what a beach should be!

Really can't describe the experience, its the best beach on the Vineyard for families! Its just beautiful ! Warm Nantucket water! Setting is gorgeous. Water on both sides of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really can't describe the experience, its the best beach on the Vineyard for families! Its just beautiful ! Warm Nantucket water! Setting is gorgeous. Water on both sides of the road. Go to the area where they call bend in the road.No bathrooms, they have a lifeguard and of course the kids will like to jump off the famous Jaws... More 

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New York City
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time at this beach. It's beautiful clean and has a few pebbles but it's one of the best on the island. Parking is usually pretty decent too.

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Thank goodlawgirl
Harrisburg PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the beach where everyone is jumping from the Jaws Bridge. That alone makes it fun. It's kind of rocky and could use some facilities, but I really liked it and would go back.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this beach. The water is clear and warm. Waves are gentle. Lots of sand space even when big crowds. I love to swim the length of the beach. So nice. 3-4pm is lovely and parking is easy then.

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Fairfax, Vermont
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the beach if you love to swim and play in the water. Always calm, gradual incline and lot's of room. Parking can be tricky, so either arrive early or later in the afternoon. Wonderful place for small children and for teenagers there is Jumping Bridge. If you're a movie buff, this is the beach where the movie Jaw's... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite beach out of the five we visited. Parking a bit tight but once you are there it's very relaxing and peaceful. Lot of shells but we wore sandals. No waves which made it great and about two feet deep.

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Greater Noida, India
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent beach. Calm and serene. We had rented a car, and could not resist a stay, while travelling. One can spend good time here.

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Thank RAJENDU
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful beach but no bathrooms. Sand is a little rocky but this beach is very convenient if you are staying in Oak Bluffs.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This beach is very nice. Calm seas, not over crowded and clear water. You really can't ask for better but with no bathroom facilities it's difficult to stay for more than 3 hours. Also there isn't any restaurants which wasn't an issue for us but for our friends that were in a hotel was a bit difficult (although they did... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I loved this beach! Sat on the beach all day, just relaxing. It was clean, water was a bit chilly, but it was so clear. Read and slept while I was in the 80+ and enjoyed every minute. Only downfall, was a guy smoking a cigar. I go to the beach for clean, crisp, fresh air and relaxation.

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