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State Beach, Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

41.4289553° N, -70.555369° W

Where: Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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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.

Reviews

6 reviews


Monmouth Junction, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2018

8/12/2018

State beach has convenient parking and expansive sand/beach area so you don't feel like you are on top of each other.


Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2018

8/6/2018

Easy to find a spot to set up and the water was clean and refreshing.


North Easton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018

7/1/2018

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.


Barrington, RI
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2017

8/13/2016

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.


Quincy, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2017

6/26/2016

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.


Newbury, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2016

9/20/2015

Sheltered, good sand, good for swimming and close by

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