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South Beach

Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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always beautiful

South Beach is gorgeous. You definitely need to be careful with the surf. Some days are more wild... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michelle M
Boston, Massachusetts
Get Wavey

Although this is a beautiful beach, the waves tend to be high and an under current can be sometimes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (50 reviews)
“big waves” (19 reviews)
Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

South Beach is gorgeous. You definitely need to be careful with the surf. Some days are more wild than others. But it's always fun, always beautiful.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although this is a beautiful beach, the waves tend to be high and an under current can be sometimes strong. I don't go often because of this reason and it makes me nervous to have my teen anger in the water although he is a...More

Thank EinDC65
Reviewed 3 days ago

South beach is a great spot to relax and enjoy the vineyard's great beaches. While the water is a bit rougher than some of the other beaches on the island, the sand is smooth and it is very easy to park. It is our favorite...More

Thank orlandov7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our time at South Beach. Warmer water, wonderful sea grass and dunes, long, wide beach, lots of folks, but not over-crowded. Great parking. I see a lot of people mentioned the waves and surfing, but that really wasn't our experience. The waves were...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived at high tide to find a sliver of sand. The waves were big and beautiful. The kids, ages 5 and 9 couldn't go into the high waves but loved the breaking of the Waves around them at the edge. As the tide went...More

Thank jnickerson2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surf's up! All the time at this beach. Been coming here for years, but sad to see effects of erosion and rising seas. Good family beach with plenty of free parking.

Thank LeonW72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in July and had someone in the group in a wheel chair. The lifeguards we great .. they provided a wheel chair for the beach so he didn't have to miss out on the beach experience. :)

Thank Emeraldes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach never disappoints. If you love to people watch - this is your place. The vibe is good and the people friendly.

Thank Sherylstea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best waves on the island,perfect for body surfing. beautiful scenery. Worth a visit, classic vineyard beach

Thank EricPfromTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water was clean and beautiful, the sand was softer (not shelly like most of the MV beaches), and it's large. The bathrooms aka: Port-a-potties were kept clean and there are some changing rooms at the main entrance. The surf was quite strong and there...More

Thank Doubleabret
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Questions & Answers
4 August 2017|
Response from ajmmd | Reviewed this property |
During the summer dogs are allowed after 5pm ...in off season they are permitted all day
5 July 2017|
Response from Greer W | Reviewed this property |
24 May 2017|
Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to get a permit to drive a vehicle on the beach. No fee to sun bathe.