We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: between steamship dock and state beach, off Sea View Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 82 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
  • 4
  • 2
Lovely to Walk along and enjoy the Ambiance

It was Lovely to have a Walk, Have a Sit Down and watch the World go by. Very Relaxing and Beautiful on a Sunny Day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 80: English reviews
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
197 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Lovely to have a Walk, Have a Sit Down and watch the World go by. Very Relaxing and Beautiful on a Sunny Day.

Thank NicholasMarlow
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With so many other choices i wouldn't return to this small beach. Try south beach or state beach for starters or Larsen cove in offseason

Thank tonymig524
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Town Beach or "Pay Beach" as some long time visitors and residents call it instead of the more popular name, "Inkwell", is a lovely beach to have a long, luxurious swim in! Though my perennial favorite beach for swimming is Edgartown's State Beach, this is my 2nd go to favorite! Second because this beach can become to congested in a... More 

Thank lucianmermaid
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
178 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The pictures in this review seem to encompass many beaches (Inkwell and Jospeh Syliva among them) that run from the ferry through to Fuller Street Beach in Edgartown. It's a good idea of how long the shore line runs, and how many places there are to put down an umbrella with some beach chairs and soak in the view. Free... More 

Thank Tim J
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
1,149 reviews
361 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The Oaks Bluff Town Beach was very clean and the water very beautiful. A very scenic view with all the boats.

Thank Houston N
Little Silver, New Jersey
Level Contributor
53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Love this beach near the steam authority port for its peaceful waves and great view of ships sailing by. Water is clear and seaweed free this year. There's no lifeguard on duty. There is a new entrance with stairs but I miss the rustic path that is now blocked for safety reasons. Families camp here and walk to nearby restrooms... More 

Thank SunSonia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I really enjoyed this beach. I think it's particularly appropriate if you have young children as it's very calm and stays pretty shallow with soft sand, which also contributes to relatively warmer water. You can walk from Oak Bluffs but since I had a 1 yr old we often drove and found parking pretty easily on the road above... particularly... More 

Thank jrs576
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

On the Oak Bluffs/Edgartown line. Trip with friends, Adults and young adults. I was too chicken to jump but but all the other 7 in my group did it! They said the hardest part was getting up on the railing and all enjoyed the rush.

1 Thank AG27_W
Greater Noida, India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We (me, my wife, along with my son, daughter-in-law, and grand daughter), visited Martha Vineyard island on 22nd. Of July 2016. The first point of visit was Oak Bluff. There we visited The first HORSE CAROUSEL ride of USA. It was with live music, and also there was a game of catching the rings, giving an exciting feeling to the... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We enjoyed our time at the beach. It wasn't overly crowded and we always rent a house where we can walk to the beach or to Circuit Ave. Sun and shells.

Thank Patty N

Travelers who viewed Oak Bluffs Town Beach also viewed

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Been to Oak Bluffs Town Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oak Bluffs Town Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?