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“The Bridge!”

Joseph Sylvia State Beach
Ranked #12 of 49 things to do in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Yorktown Heights, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Bridge!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

You're either there because you have little kids and the rolling "waves" are very tame (read: non-existent) or because you have older kids (or are a kid at heart) and will be jumping off the famed bridge. The first jump is the scariest, but once you've got that one under your belt, you'll be addicted!

Visited August 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Place...”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We are beach people. We can do it all day.

This beach is family friendly, and the water is relatively calm. Great place.

Tip: if you have sensitive feet, bring flip-flops or sandals. This is NOT Puerto Rico :-) the sand is filled with broken shells which can make for a less than pain-free stroll down the beach.

Visited July 2012
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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just a dip...”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

A very short walk from the Madison Inn. The beach is very clean, family oriented, and not a lot of rough surf. It is definitely worth taking a dip.

Visited August 2012
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Worcester
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great beach with calm surf”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you like soft sand (with a few shells) and calm waters, Joseph Sylvia State Beach is perfect. It's easy to get to by bus (#13 drops off passengers at two stops along the beach). It's a great spot to set up chairs and umbrellas and wade out into the calm waters.

Visited July 2012
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Concord, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Sand, Surf and Fun”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

This beach is beautiful. We went in a shoulder season so there was no one there and I am sure it gets hectic in the summer but it was beautiful. The surf is a bit higher, but offers more fun for surf jumping, surfing and across the street at the lagoon is a popular hang out for wind surfers. Sand is soft but offers plenty of shells and rocks for collectors. This is the beach jaws was filmed on and the bridge at the town line of edgartown and oak bluffs is a popular bridge to jump off of into the water,

Visited June 2012
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