Where: Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs View Map
Water Type: Salt water
Good for: Anyone, especially young kids
One of the most popular beaches on the Island, State Beach is particularly attractive to families with young kids due to the fairly easy, free parking, warm quiet waters, and sandy, shallow waters. The beach runs along Beach Road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and was the setting for most of the beach scenes in the movie "Jaws." Some concessions available seasonally.
Simon S.United Kingdom2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2022
Uncrowded, lovely gently sloping entry to the water, free parking very close
katrina h.Randolph, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2015
The beach was clean, small and quiet
Lori B.Yorktown Heights, NY2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2009
This beach was quiet and not crowded the week after Labor Day; the water was warm; parking was easy and close to the beach.
Denise G.Bronxville, NY2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2018
I have few favorites, but State Beach offers the boardwalk for people watching and I enjoy bike path from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown.
Cedita G.Monmouth Junction, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2018
State beach has convenient parking and expansive sand/beach area so you don't feel like you are on top of each other.
Brittany J.Brooklyn, NY2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2018
Easy to find a spot to set up and the water was clean and refreshing.
Luke N.North Easton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2018
We arrived each morning at 10AM and were one of the first there and could park where we wanted. July 4th week on the Vineyard and we had no problems getting parking, any spot we wanted, and very family friendly.
Jacqueline P.Ipswich, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2019
We enjoyed State Beach with our family. We left the house [Vacation Rental ID 26587] early so we got parking spaces very easily. We hauled our coolers, umbrellas, and chairs down a short sandy path and set up shop. The water is safe for everyone here; no rip tides or huge waves. Sometimes there are jellyfish, but not this time. There are bridges that the bigger kids can jump off of, which tires them out for a good nights sleep! So memorable, we love State Beach!
Debbie D.Barrington, RI2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2017
Nice long beach. Parking not too terribly difficult. There is very little surf, so good for the kids. The water is still so fresh & clean. You can find nice seashells if you search.
Janette B.Quincy, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2017
We love the J. Sylvia State Beach, this is closer to Oak Bluff and to the ferry and very convenient to get to everyday or if we want to make the most of the last day enjoying the beach and then board the ferry. Then we also love the Katama South Beach in Edgartown as it has more waves and dunes and is easily accessible by a cab ride.
Hank M.Newbury, MA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2016
Sheltered, good sand, good for swimming and close by