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Great sandy beach near the private airport.

The sandy beach is well maintained and patrolled. There are lifeguard stations at reasonable... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
New York City, New York
Great beach but watch the undertow

This is just a beautiful and pristine beach - good for walking and sunning. The swimming is good... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
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Jump the waves or ride the great surf on the Atlantic Ocean side of this three-mile barrier beach, or enjoy a more relaxed pace on the tranquil Katama Bay side, a protected salt pond with lovely views of the bay. Katama is the largest public beach on the island.
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“general store” (4 reviews)
“easy access” (2 reviews)
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Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The sandy beach is well maintained and patrolled. There are lifeguard stations at reasonable distances from one another such that the coverage is good. The view is unobstructed. It's fun to watch the low flying planes and glider above.

Thank Neil760
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is just a beautiful and pristine beach - good for walking and sunning. The swimming is good but there is a strong undertow, so watch the kids. State beach might be safer. There are lifeguards and facilities. Large parking lot, but get there early...More

1  Thank jer b
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Was here on vacation. Water was a little chilly but expected for the Atlantic. Did some boogie boarding and some football throwing. No sharks which was good and we had a very good time. Sand was pretty clean and the waves were decent sized. Life...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It was a treat to visit Katama Beach in May. I enjoy this summer stop off, but really enjoyed the tranquility of the off season.

Thank jkochin
Reviewed 2 November 2016

There is enough parking nearby that you should not have to walk a very great distance to get onto the beach. It is a level beach (but this could change over the winter based on what kind of storms there are). It gets a bit...More

Thank mvvacation
Reviewed 7 October 2016

You can't beat Katama beach for easy access and wide, sweeping expanses of sandy beach. There's no food or beverages offered for sale at the beach, so come with your own and you'll be happy. There is a good place on the way to the...More

Thank jakeDVermont
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Katama Beach is a great place to swim and have a wonderful day at the beach. Very accessible by cars.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 30 August 2016

South Beach has lovely, clean sand for relaxing and reading a book or visiting with friends and family. The water is lovely and refreshing after baking in the sun for a bit. We went on a warm sunny day, and while there were many other...More

Thank jacqanderson123
Reviewed 26 August 2016

THis is easy to access by car or bicycle. It is a lovely spot for a walk or to read a book. THe Atlantic can be very refreshing too. Treat the beach with respect please!

Thank Mike_J1963
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A sharp drop off into the surf means there's little beach dune to water line. Crowded, bit the beach is beautiful. Need to watch little kids near the water.

1  Thank Jeff C
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