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Located off a busy road, this beach is long, but not much sand before the Sound. Calm waters for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Flushing, New York
Best beach for young families

Spent a lot of time at Bend in the Road (aka State Beach) this summer. What a great place to take... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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Beach Rd., Edgartown, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located off a busy road, this beach is long, but not much sand before the Sound. Calm waters for children to play and parents can relax. Bike path is across the road.

Thank et1952017
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Spent a lot of time at Bend in the Road (aka State Beach) this summer. What a great place to take your toddler and young children. The gentle waves and gradual slope make it safe and non-threatening to the kids. The walk to the beach...More

2  Thank Karbs56
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I love this beach early in the morning when only early joggers are out and about. It is so wonderful when you are there alone or with just a few other early risers. The surf is very mild with no undertow, so it is ideal...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 17 June 2018

With lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day and shallow water you will find lots of young families here enjoying the beach. It is protected and the waves are very small. Great place to take a dip and you don't need to be a strong...More

1  Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This a stretch of a beach several miles long. Usually calmer seas than some other parts of the island. In season you need to get there early to find parking. No facilities but very popular.

Thank David R
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Got here early on an overcast morning to beat the crowd and get a parking spot. Beautiful sand and mostly an easy entry into the water. The parking and beach can get crowded as the morning progresses but it will be worth the effort to...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Bend in the Road Beach is a great place to relax, read a book, or hunt for shells. Good swimming as waves are small. Lifeguard on duty for the swimmers.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A really cute beach and great for kids since the waves are very calm. However, bring their water shoes. The sand is more like shells and rocks, tough to walk around without footwear.

Thank WendyLauWong
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Located on a curved cove on Beach Road, this is a great beach for everyone, but especially those with smaller children. The water is normally calm (this August it was a bit more choppy that usual). Great beach to walk on. There is a life...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach ...calm , Smooth sand , clear waters, relaxing to walk and enjoy , near center of town easily accessible . Just lovely

Thank Vergiliana
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Response from HvPssptWilTrvl | Reviewed this property |
#13 bus stops there, tell the driver when you get on. Better for you is Inkwell Beach within walking distance of the Oak Bluffs Ferry terminal. Unlike Inkwell, Bend in the road is too isolated (IMO) for your family - no... More