Oak Bluffs is a mix of history with it's antique gingerbread cottages which are part of the Methodist Camp Meeting Association which was created in the 1800's where members would assemble every summer for revival meetings, worship etc. Today it is a wonderful community of owners that in most cases use their homes all summer due to the fact that rentals are not allowed over 6 weeks. The Tabernacle that is the centerpiece of the property offers many events throughout the summer including Illumination Night, worship services, concerts, etc.
The Oak Bluffs harbor is known as the Island’s favorite center for power boaters, with its long concrete dock and electrical hookup services. Oak Bluffs is also home to the Island’s most impressive collection of public parks.The jewel of them all is Ocean Park, with a bandstand at the center from which concerts are given on alternating Sunday nights throughout the summer. Ocean Park is also the center for the August fireworks display which traditionally draws the biggest crowds of any single Island event, and which marks the conclusion of the high summer season.
With many bars and restaurants, Oak Bluffs is a popular social gathering at night for couples, families and singles.