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“Perfect”

Joseph Sylvia State Beach
Ranked #12 of 44 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.
Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you want a spot to relax while vacationing in either Oak Bluffs or Edgartown (or anywhere on the Vineyard), this is the place to do so. Easy parking, uncrowded, beautiful, and relaxing.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, MA
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156 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Jump!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The beach is awesome as it brings so many memories to me. Each if my daughters considered it a feat to jump off the bridge and now my younger nephews have successfully jumped. Look out for ticketing as it can happen but it is inconsistent.?

Visited July 2012
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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Safe beach for all”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Because it is on the sound the water is usually quite still and reasonably shallow for a gopod distance from shore. This makes it very safe for children, elders and anyone who has special needs

Visited August 2012
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Armonk, New York
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109 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great when the wind blows southwest”
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

The place to be when south facing beaches are being blasted
And definitely where we used to catch fish... Squiding in the early summer at evening

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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6 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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