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“Interesting to understand the heritage”
Review of Inkwell Beach

Inkwell Beach
Ranked #12 of 51 things to do in Oak Bluffs
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Owner description: 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 called "The Inkwell."
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
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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 down from the sidewalk onto the beach. Entering the water, it was a bit too rocky for my tastes but that can be said of a lot of beaches on MV. Just wear water shoes...you'll need them practically wherever you go on the island anyway.

2  Thank MonicaJetsetter
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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
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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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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Great time at the beach. I visited for pINKwell and it was a great time with my sorority sisters and friends.

1  Thank CulturedBlackPearl
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