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“Great spot for those without transportation” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Inkwell Beach

Inkwell Beach
Ranked #11 of 42 things to do in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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."
Vieques
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great spot for those without transportation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The inkwell is just a block from where I live in the summers and it is the most convenient, easy to get to beach in oak bluffs. It's great for those just over for the day, as no transportation is needed. It's very close to circuit avenue and all the bars and restaurants of ob. Very easy to just chill for a few hours before getting back on the ferry or heading off to work. Sometimes it gets a bit crowded and people sit fit on top of you, but so it goes with beaches in the summer.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good little Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's a sweet little beach close to OB. Very family friendly, great for small ones. There are no bathrooms and no services so come prepared to camp out.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank beantownchick
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Richmond
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great place to meet people and socialize”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

A small beach area good for socializing and short walks/runs. It's the traditional meeting place on the island for affluent African American families and others. Good to visit in July and August and in the morning. Every morning, the Polar Bears (a group of women and some men) meet here to do water aerobics. You can join them in the cold water but its' quite rocky so wear water shoes. Love hanging out here and the people are great!

Visited July 2013
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9 Thank Kevin94
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Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“thin beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

The shoreline is close, which surprised me. It's great place to sit on a bench and watch the tide roll in.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Renee R
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Growing up here and heading to the Inkwell is the highlight of a visit to MV. Our family has a bench there so it is even more special. Old friends are found and new friends made every time.

Visited August 2012
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5 Thank Relaxing2012
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