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Will absolutely go again! Very friendly -- all restaurants don't have bathrooms so check before... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
eddye l
Columbia, United States
Nice Area

This visit on MV we stayed in East Chop. Thus I walked to Inkwell each morning for my walk. We... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Norwalk, Ohio
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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
Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Going to the Inkwell Beach was one of the main things I HAD to do on the island! A great historical experience to me because of how it came into being and where middle and upper class black people long ago gathered there peacefully during...More

13  Thank GeekyMell
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

When I was a little girl, the Inkwell was a part the beach that was segregated (meaning for black people only). Thank God times have changed & everyone is visiting the Inkwell. The gave it 3 stars because this beach has always been rocky, so...More

5  Thank macellba1
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Will absolutely go again! Very friendly -- all restaurants don't have bathrooms so check before you dine.

Thank eddye l
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This visit on MV we stayed in East Chop. Thus I walked to Inkwell each morning for my walk. We also walked the beach one evening looking for shells. We did not swim due to the temperatures but we do enjoy the Inkwell area.

Thank Suze44857
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Love the Inkwell Beach. Been coming for 30 years. It is so convenient. We always stay in Oak Bluffs and have only a block to walk to the beach. I can pack a lunch and walk to the beach. You will meet so many wonderful...More

Thank Excursion347160
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Inkwell beach is not far from the center of Oak Bluffs and the ferry station. We like to walk it early in the morning and collect shell, glass, etc. Much calmer than South Beach and the parking is easy as there are places to park...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 10 August 2018 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.

1  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.

2  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

2  Thank lornaa324
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