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Bend in the Road Beach

Beach Rd., Edgartown, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Paradise Lost!!

The Bend in the Road Beach is a great place to relax, read a book, or hunt for shells. Good... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Houston N
Franklin, Tennessee
via mobile
Good for shells

A really cute beach and great for kids since the waves are very calm. However, bring their water... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
New York City, New York
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“read a book” (2 reviews)
“great beach” (7 reviews)
Beach Rd., Edgartown, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The Bend in the Road Beach is a great place to relax, read a book, or hunt for shells. Good swimming as waves are small. Lifeguard on duty for the swimmers.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A really cute beach and great for kids since the waves are very calm. However, bring their water shoes. The sand is more like shells and rocks, tough to walk around without footwear.

Thank WendyLauWong
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Located on a curved cove on Beach Road, this is a great beach for everyone, but especially those with smaller children. The water is normally calm (this August it was a bit more choppy that usual). Great beach to walk on. There is a life...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach ...calm , Smooth sand , clear waters, relaxing to walk and enjoy , near center of town easily accessible . Just lovely

Thank Vergiliana
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The water warms up quickly in season. Shallow smooth bottom. Most days the breeze is mild and off the land.

Thank RFClark
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Great family beach. Calm water, great views and close to parking and bike path. We had bikes but I would guess on a busy day, parking your car might be difficult. It's worth waiting for a space!

Thank Maryann M
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a great beach for all. Especially great for families with children as the ocean is very calm

1  Thank Neats1105
Reviewed 31 August 2015

It's centrally located, if you don't want to hassle with crowds at South Beach, and especially if you have lots of stuff to schlep, your car should always be close by. Waters are calm, shallow and often very warm. Swam there in October sometimes. No...More

Thank Coco A
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is the beach to go to if you have young children or grandchildren. The water is calm and beautiful. Parking can be challenging, so go early in the day or later in the afternoon.

Thank funhunterEdgartown
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Every summer, this is our go-to beach during our MV vacation. Parking is free and easy, and the walk onto the beach is short. The water is clear and calm, with little to no waves. The beach is full of shells for collecting. There's plenty...More

Thank Egaff
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My husband and I will be traveling with our 4 month old in a couple weeks. I had planned on renting bikes, but just learned that our son is too young to go in one of those pull behind buggies. So, now I'm wondering how we'll get from Oak Bluffs to this beach. I found a bus route to Edgartown, but I'm not sure if the bus has a stop at the beach or how far it would be to walk from town. Any other thoughts/tips on transport would be great! Thanks!
23 July 2015|
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Response from HvPssptWilTrvl | Reviewed this property |
#13 bus stops there, tell the driver when you get on. Better for you is Inkwell Beach within walking distance of the Oak Bluffs Ferry terminal. Unlike Inkwell, Bend in the road is too isolated (IMO) for your family - no... More