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Inkwell Beach

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Inkwell the beauty of history surround by blue waters and warm love!

I visited the Inkwell for the history and to meet the Polar Bears, and I did both! 7:30 am I made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterbury, Connecticut
Crystal clear water!

I had no clue just how beautiful the beaches where at Marthas Vineyard until I arrived. As soon as... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Marlton, New Jersey
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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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“water shoes” (3 reviews)
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Inkwell for the history and to meet the Polar Bears, and I did both! 7:30 am I made it in the chilly waters with a other men and women over 30 that day, to pray for the community, ourselves and send out...More

2  Thank 1girl1globe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had no clue just how beautiful the beaches where at Marthas Vineyard until I arrived. As soon as we left the ferry, we noticed the aqua crystal clear beaches! I cannot get over how "tropical" colored the water was- felt like we where in...More

Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The beach is very rocky. Made it hard to get the beach umbrella buried. Two life guard stands made it nice if you were to get distracted by the view. Parking is free along the sea wall but can be limited at peak times. Nice...More

2  Thank taftdev
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice quiet beach that was literally our front yard. Great place to find sea glass, enjoy the sunrise or swim.

Thank Erin T
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!

3  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

2  Thank Dyan B
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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???
2 July 2015|
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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

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