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South Beach - Katama

Where: Katama Rd, Edgartown

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath

Good for: Swimming, Walking, Surfing, Sunbathing

About South Beach - Katama: South Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Island. It's a free and public beach located in the southern, Katama area of Edgartown and facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is a barrier beach, which means surf on one side and a calm protected pond on the other. The surf can be fairly rough, which is fun for body surfing, but it's not great swimming for young kids.

Reviews (18 reviews total)

Wayland, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2009


South Beach was a frequent destination for me and my dogs. I didn't see any NO DOG signs until July 1st. The only problem is the poison ivy and ticks.

Schenectady, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2018


Bigger waves for bigger kids. Plenty of space to park and to enjoy the beach if you arrive by mid- or late morning. Good amenities: changing area and public restrooms on the west end of the beach.

2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2017


Beautiful, sand is perfect, lifeguards, close parking, port a potties!

2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2017


This beach is our favorite for many reasons. It is long and pristine, a great place to spend a day relaxing. The water is amazing, and we love the high surf. You may even get to see a sea lion or two way out. Love it,

Concord, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2017


Easy access to the house, ample car and bicycle parking, relatively warm water, great waves, an overall great beach vibe.

2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2015


Easy to get parking close to beach. Great surf. Clean beach.

Olney, MD
3 reviews
Member since: Apr 2015


Beautiful beach, soft sand, spacious and less rocks and stones.

Wayne, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2016


Katama Beach, right at the fork. Great waves for body surfing. Smooth clean white sand. Don't forget your suntan lotion.

2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2015


Oak Bluffs Beach is great for a few hours of the beach life every day. South Beach is a slight upgrade and only 3 or 4 miles away from Oak-Bluffs Vacation Rental ID 23663 by car or bus.

Johnston, RI
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2015


Best beach on Martha's Vineyard! So clean and the view is fantastic!

1 review
Member since: Aug 2015


My favorite Beach was South Beach. It is clean and large and the water was nice and warm.

2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


South Beach is very clean and beautiful. The water can be very rough at times, which older kids love for the waves, but it might not be so great for younger kids and older adults when it is rough. Great for everyone on calm days.

Belchertown, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2015


This is a great beach for waves. The undertow will knock you down but once you get to the other side of it, you could spend all day jumping/riding waves as they come in on a regular basis. There are public rest areas and changing rooms (no shower).

Monroe, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


Nice waves, close to house [ID 1713], beautiful beach. LOVE IT!!!!!

Glastonbury, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2013


This beach is clean and the parking is plenty - I spend most days at this beach - great place to stay after the starts to go down.

Dudley, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Sep 2012


The sand was very clean and the water temp was ideal.

Acton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013


Awesome waves, very clean, beautiful sand.

Phoenix, MD
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013


Our boys loved the surf at South Beach and because they are excellent swimmers and the lifeguards were on duty we fest safe and all had a great time!