OB for Kiddos
Marinelli Beach is a tiny bit of beach that you can access via a foot-path that cuts through the East Chop Beach Club. Also called Jetties Beach, it’s owned by the Town of Oak Bluffs. It’s an ideal place to bring children: if the surf is rough on the Vineyard Sound side, walk along the shore to the Oak Bluffs Harbor side, where kids can puddle around in little tide pools and might collect some jelly fish. It’s also a great spot to watch boats come and go. The Steamship Authority Ferry will pass from its pier just East of the beach on its way to Woods Hole, and the harbor itself is busy with the traffic of the Island Queen to Falmouth, the Fast Ferry to Providence, and the Hyline boats to Nantucket and Hyannis, along with speedboats and sailboats.