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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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Beside Jaws Bridge

Came here mainly to see the Jaws bridge. Didn't see much beach but maybe we were there at the wrong time of day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Suzanne L
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here mainly to see the Jaws bridge. Didn't see much beach but maybe we were there at the wrong time of day!

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Scotts Valley, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two days on this beach during our trip to Martha's Vineyard. It was possible to ride bikes there on the bike path from Oak Bluffs. The beach is very scenic, it is on a small strip of land between the ocean and pond. The pond has kayak and paddle board rentals. The beach has the Jaws bridge you... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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Thank dem7800
New York City
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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Harrisburg PA
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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Thank FitnessMandy
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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