The famous Inkwell Beach is part of Oak Bluffs Town Beach. Since the 1800s the Inkwell Beach has long been a popular destination and summertime sanctuary for Black families and it is beloved by many. It is a small stretch of beach that has been visited generationally and is a hub of culture and activity in the summer months.
Its name has a cloudy history with some saying it originally had a derogatory meaning, while others have more romantic views of it being inspired by the beach's notable literary visitors throughout the years. However it's name came to be, it is now an iconic and proud name that you will find emblazoned on beachwear around town.