One of the best features at South Beach is the remote feel that the place has, despite being only a 15-minute bus ride from downtown Edgartown. The sand is pristine, and the waves crashing into the shore provide a relaxing atmosphere, only increased by the light crowds on hand just prior to 10:30 a.m. The sun beams relentlessly, but the ocean breeze coming from the Atlantic Ocean tempers it a bit. It’s no wonder that South Beach is often mentioned as one of New England’s favorite beaches. There’s a soothing vibe here that isn’t easily matched at other beaches.