Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Top Things to Do in Oak Bluffs

Things to Do in Oak Bluffs

Top Attractions in Oak Bluffs


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What travellers are saying

  • Pdonatyandkids
    Westborough, MA213 contributions
    If you love history and architecture this is the place for you. Recommend prior to visiting that you read up on why and how these “Cottages” came to be. When you take the walking tour, keep in the back of your mind these “cottages” are all on a land lease which may or may not be renewed for the family who owns the “cottage”. This is a spiritual community and you are walking and taking pictures of families home…so try and be respectful during your visit.
    Written 16 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Joan G
    Bay Shore, NY10 contributions
    Although the carousel wasn't operating (during off season it only operates on weekends), it was open from 10-2 (I think) for photos! Lee volunteers his time to have it open so people can take photos on the horses. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had a nice chat.
    Written 2 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Leslie P
    4 contributions
    This was a fun adventure. We met the enthusiastic and friendly owners who told us all about the alpacas. The store (around the back) is fun to visit and you can purchase all kinds of things.
    Written 9 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Joyce
    Topsham, ME494 contributions
    Quiet spot in April...just me and the birds. Im sure it's very busy in the summer but it was great having to to ourselves..
    Written 30 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jbrenz
    Chicago, IL1 353 contributions
    Had to come see this beach since it was where a main part of the 1975 movie Jaws was filmed. The beach and area was very clean and the water was clear. Of course, it was off season and it wasn’t crowded yet, but it was great to have it to myself as I’ve heard that it is packed with people in season. If you’re a fan of Jaws, I suggest stopping here and checking it out. You can say you swam in the same water where Alex Kintner was eaten :)
    Written 25 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Fannie T
    Knoxville, TN26 contributions
    Couldn't wait to get to this beach! Nice walk along, but lots of rocks. Got to meet some of the "Polar Bears" out for their morning swim!
    Written 3 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Y S
    1 contribution
    Love Circuit Avenue Oaks Bluff. I always go over before it gets to crowded before June. Prices have gone up considerably all over the Island. I love it because of the Camp Ground, and Ginger Bread Houses, and the view of the water, the Gazebo, the Merry Go Round, and the arcade. One grocery store, and lots of food choices as well. Love this part of the Island because it's the least developed, which might not be to everyone's liking. I absolutely love it and go every year if I can. I conveniently stay at the Inn, and take the bus all over the Island.
    Written 22 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nides A
    Wayne, NJ243 contributions
    As always when in the island.We drive the around to see the lighthouses, homes, shops, explore new routes and this is one of our ways going from vineyard Haven to oak Bluff. We just love the history of it and contribution to Martha’s Vineyard!
    Written 14 November 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Fannie T
    Knoxville, TN26 contributions
    Beautiful outdoor sanctuary. The architecture was absolutely beautiful. It was quite and located in the middle of the campground.
    Written 3 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • csserious2
    Chantilly, VA732 contributions
    We came across the beach by chance on a short trip to Martha's Vineyard on a beautiful summer day. We came by ferry and brought our car along, finding a reservation for the car is so hard. You'll need to check the Steamship Authority website regularly to find any an empty slot that fits your schedule. The beach has ample free parking on the roadside and public restroom as well. Views of calm water and boats on one side and the thriving bustling summer environment on the other side is quite relaxing and rewarding. Marhta's Vineyard has a number of cute beaches, and a trip to the island must include enjoying a day at one of them.
    Written 30 July 2021
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  • Andrea H
    St. Paul, MN73 contributions
    It takes you about 10 minutes to complete your tour-you can see the back of the house from the front door-LOL. The people working there are very knowledgable though and wiling to share it with others! It's only $3 to tour :)
    Written 13 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jbrenz
    Chicago, IL1 353 contributions
    Love the beach and the Jaws Bridge here. Yes it was the off season, but it meant that I had the beach and Jaws Bridge to myself! If you’re a fan of the movie Jaws, this bridge is the bridge Chief Brody ran to and over to get to his son Michael (in the pond). Very pretty area, too. The Joseph Sylvia Beach is next to Jaws Bridge and it’s where little Alex Kintner was eaten in the movie. In the warmer seasons, you can actually jump off the bridge and that is on t-shirts throughout Martha’s Vineyard. I loved this area and it was very pretty even though the day I visited was dreary and foggy.
    Written 25 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lolly’s Look
    New York City, NY12 784 contributions
    We spent a few nights in the Oak Bluff Marina. Its a nice protected marina near the beach and town. They do not take reservations for moorings-just first come first served.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • Norelda
    Rochester, NY12 contributions
    We always enjoy a stop at the local library to relax in the AC, check out the selection of rental movies, and enjoy the free wi-fi. We have a library card that we renew each summer, and enjoy a stop to the library. Great stop on a rainy day.
    Written 8 August 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jenny B
    Amarillo, TX96 contributions
    Since we didn’t start our exploration until 2 pm, we didn’t get to go to some of the places we wanted to visit, but, that is. A time issue. It takes an hour to get to Aquinnah and Gay Head, then the bus doesn’t come around again for an hour. And the bus numbers are confusing. One bus goes from Edgertown to Aquinnah and then to Vineyard Haven. The ticket person told us it would be 3 hours for the trip because of how long it takes to get there, and the hour before the bus comes back again. That bus we were told route numbers are remembered best as 365, but in reality it is more like 6, 5, 3 in the order it matches the map. We came in at Oak Bluffs and left from Vineyard Haven. It stopped a lot at the side of the road for locals to get off or on along the way. In the heat, it’s best to sit next to an open window. Has luggage storage in bus, but if it’s full, strollers are hard to get on. Seating in the rear of bus had a hump over the wheels that made it cramped for feet. Music on the bus is a wide range but, can hardly hear it for the road noise. Seats were comfortable for that two hour round trip ride. Bus drivers were friendly and helpful. If you don’t get off the bus at the towns, it’s a long ride of nothing but vegetation with a peak of view of water now and again.
    Written 23 August 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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