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Address: Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Fun in the Sun

South Beach is a great beach. It is one of the places we are sure go to when we are on the Vineyard. We always recommend South Beach as one of the must visit beaches when someone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Perrys4710
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

South Beach is a great beach. It is one of the places we are sure go to when we are on the Vineyard. We always recommend South Beach as one of the must visit beaches when someone goes to the Vineyard.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Easy ride from Edgartown to this beach. It can be very crowded in the summer but was great during our October visit. There are facilities there which I always appreciate!

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East Lansing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a great beach, a few miles south of Edgartown. There are changing rooms in 3 locations (less than half a mile apart) but the powers-that-be remove the porta potties after Labor Day. If you've driven down from Edgartown for the day, at one of the nicest times of year on the Vineyard, you've got a problem.

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Thank Carol D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

South Beach and Norton Point doesn't get any better! You can spend the day playing in the waves, taking long walks, building sand castles or reading a book! Norton Point you can buy a day or seasonal permit from the Trustee's and drive out on the beach in your 4 wheel vehicle. Dogs on leashes are also welcome on Norton... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Beautiful beach, mostly clean and pretty quiet. There are bathrooms there and lots of parking. Definitely make a point to check out the sunsets from there.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the beach if you want a little peace and quiet. Good for children, our granddaughter enjoyed flying her kite

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great swimming for families. It can get rough though depending on the wind. Still, beautiful sand to go for long walks or lie and get some sun.

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Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'm a Jersey shore fan so I don't really understand this narrow beach with unbearably cold water, small breakers and no boardwalk. Visually, it is attractive with the windswept dunes. In September when my friends were sun bathing on Jersey beaches, the people here were wrapped in blankets and shivering.

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Thank Gary F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This may be the best beach on the island. Undertow is very strong not suitable for small children. Beach is clean and sand soft rocks only in the water. Great for laying out and taking the cooler for beverages and having a picnic.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This beach is really beautiful. It stretches to what seem to be like miles. There are no food, bathrooms, and life guard but the ocean is quite a site to see. The waves are powerful so not so great for a relaxing playing in water, but some enjoy trying to catch a wave. It's a great location for a cooler... More 

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