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Inkwell Beach

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Beach anyone

You must take a morning to experience a morning swim at The Inkwell Beach 7 a.m. . But you will... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Stunning Beach

Fabulous long sandy beach,with excellent feel to the water and so cooling on a hot day.Lots of... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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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."
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

You must take a morning to experience a morning swim at The Inkwell Beach 7 a.m. . But you will certainly enjoy a day at the beach taking in Sun and meeting new friends.

Thank 158Beantown
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Fabulous long sandy beach,with excellent feel to the water and so cooling on a hot day.Lots of shells here of all kinds.Recommended entirely.

Thank bubsandbubba
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice sandy beach close to the town with shallow water so very safe, great for kids and families. Easy access from main road with plenty of parking available

Thank FrequentTravellers50
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited Inkwell Beach everyday! On one of the days that we visited Circuit Avenue we were greeted by an older gentleman as the "Inkwell girls". Would love to go back when Howard University has their annual event at Inkwell Beach!

2  Thank 81314Marche
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had to stop by and take pics. We also walked along tht beach and enjoyed the views. Do go and Enjoy this Historic Beach.

Thank EJWilliamsJr
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This storied beach is nestled near the center of Oak Bluffs so it's an easy trek for folks staying there. It's pretty rocky as you enter the water , water shoes will help make this easier. There are so many beautiful beaches on the island...More

1  Thank Dyan B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

So convenient, easy to navigate Extremely convenient and perfect for just lounging at the beach! The Ayer was delightful even after hurricane Hermine!

Thank cheryls1152
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The wedding that we attended this weekend was held on Inkwell Beach....this was the perfect location...beautiful spot!

Thank mldixon27
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beach was average at best, nice that it was walkable and conveniently accessible from hotels and other attractions. Not a lot of sand and very rocky getting into the water. It was for the most part clean, what dampened the atmosphere of the beach was...More

Thank NMThomas
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is rare to walk to the cold ocean and come out feeling warm inside. This was a unique exercise experience that I look forward to again.

Thank casew75
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My family will be renting a house on June Street (or June Avenue) near the lagoon. We will not have a car. How do we get from our house to the Inkwell? How far is it to walk? Is there a bus to take us part of the way?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Pamela W | Reviewed this property |
You didn't state which city you were staying in on Martha's Vineyard - Oak Bluff, Vineyard Haven, Edgartown???
We are staying in Hyannis, how far of a car drive or bike ride is it to Main Street and Inkwell beach. And if we drive is parking an issue ?
2 July 2015|
Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
So if you're staying in Hyannis on the mainland, it will be about a 40 minute ferry to Martha's Vineyard that will land either in Vineyard Haven (a 10 minute drive to Inkwell beach in Oak Bluffs) or in Oak Bluffs (a 1 minute... More