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Inkwell polar bear experience

Had a wonderful experience on the Inkwell beach with the Polar Bears. I’m now an official Polar... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carol H
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So Relaxing

The Inkwell in Oak Bluffs is definitely a must do if you travel to Martha's Vineyard. The water... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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This Oak Bluffs beach and surrounding area of colorful gingerbread Victorian houses have strong links to African-American heritage on Martha's Vineyard, dating back to the Revolutionary War. The beach was the setting for a teenage romance movie...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience on the Inkwell beach with the Polar Bears. I’m now an official Polar Bear. Loved it.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Inkwell in Oak Bluffs is definitely a must do if you travel to Martha's Vineyard. The water was so calm, I stayed in it with friends for over 2 hours just talking and laughing.

Thank MissHardin
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The African American history of Ink Well Beach is a landmark and I'm thankful I had the opportunity to visit.

Thank Tie H
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I'm really, really picky about my beaches having grown up in Rhode Island. This beach is super rocky, like nearly all little rocks that make it difficult to walk on or set down a blanket. It's very lively though. Lots of people when we were...More

2  Thank SeacoastSally
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Make sure you take a walking tour. Pequot Hotel offers walking tour covering history of this beach. This beach is important to the history of the Island.

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

You will love coming to the ink well; and you might like to come swim and exercise with the Polar Bears of Martha's Vineyard. Check out the WEB site for more information

1  Thank lornaa324
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Apparently a must visit for African Americans to understand some of the history of slavery as the Inkwell was where their predecessors bathed.

1  Thank Roger G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Inkwell is just one of those places you must go. The history surrounding this beach is a big draw. It's a sliver of a beach to be sure; you have to get there early to snag a great spot. Fortunately there are several staircases...More

2  Thank MonicaJetsetter
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were at the beach every day. Surprised that the beach is not as sandy as I would have expected. Lots of seaweed, shells and rocks. Walking on the beach without shoes can be painful. Great view. Peaceful and tranquil. A block from our hotel.

1  Thank Jancalmc
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The beach was a little rockier than I am accustomed to, however I highly recommend a visit. I did find the water to be very clear and a little chilly.

1  Thank tcj615
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