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The best vacation ever

Love the Inkwell Beach. Been coming for 30 years. It is so convenient. We always stay in Oak Bluffs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excursion347160
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Right in town

Inkwell beach is not far from the center of Oak Bluffs and the ferry station. We like to walk it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jer b
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Bristol, Connecticut
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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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Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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 Meredith V
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
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.

2  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
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