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Beautiful Vineyard Beach, but ...

South Beach is an absolutely beautiful ocean-facing beach (as opposed to sound; bay facing) and one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RSN31
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Boston
Still the Best Beach

Heard South beach got hit hard this winter (storms, erosion) still a great beach with great sand... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joyfully3
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

South Beach is an absolutely beautiful ocean-facing beach (as opposed to sound; bay facing) and one of, if not THE, best beaches on Martha's Vineyard. But … the waves and undertow can be rough and difficult for young children to swim in. We have visited...More

Thank RSN31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Heard South beach got hit hard this winter (storms, erosion) still a great beach with great sand and surf!

Thank Joyfully3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Public Beach Crowded View of the Atlantic Easy 15 minute bike ride from Edgartown In the Katama area

Thank V6447OKjohna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always come to the Vineyards every year end of June till after the 4th. Of July, but visit this beach just to spend a sunny ,lovely, secure and pleasant time with our grandchildren and family

Thank cgpabon01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Beach is a beautiful beach with blue skies and white caps. It is accessible to public transportation, changing rooms, and rest rooms.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large beach and there is plenty of parking. They have port a potties if you have to go to bathroom.

Thank debrad328
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atlantic Ocean . Rough Surf with strong undertow. Clean white sandy beach. Plenty of nearby parking is available

Thank samjs2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No, really!!! Simply breathtaking. And this from someone who has been to all the top Florida beaches, Hilton Head, most New England beaches, SC, and Jones Beach NY. Nothing quite like it. Why is South beach the best? Long, clean, uncrowded, warm water, great sand,...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is obviously not a secret this is the best public beach on Martha's Vineyard. It's the reason homes near it go for over $10 million a pop.

Thank andrewwarner12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mid June and the water was still very cold, few people dared to go for a swim. It is clean, enjoy the view and the ocean breeze, there are no restrooms or food service. It has access in public bus.

Thank JR_NYC_TA
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Kathleen B
12 July 2018|
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Response from samjs2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are no entrance fees or parking charges at South Beach . There are no charges to any of the public beaches on the Island.
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PennaRoadTrip
10 March 2018|
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Response from cgpabon01 | Reviewed this property |
Beaches are free and public, there are shuttle bus that goes around the beaches, from the ferry terminals. They can take you around the various routes in the island, and you can take you bike.
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timbrennan4
10 January 2018|
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Response from jmoeling | Reviewed this property |
pretty short walk. get there early
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