MARTHA’S VINEYARD (CBS/AP) — President Barack Obama and his family went to the beach Sunday on Martha’s Vineyard.

Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha spent part of Sunday at a private beach in Edgartown.

It’s the first vacation outing by the Obamas since the family arrived on the island resort to begin a 10-day vacation.

According to Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the president was briefed on the latest protests in Libya by John Brennan.

View: Obama’s Vineyard Vacation

At about 12:45 pm, the president left the beach to play a round of golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown. The First Lady, and his daughters remained at the beach.

The White House says Obama played golf with Chicago Dr. Eric Whitaker, White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and Robert Wolf of UBS.

After returning home from golf, the motorcade left the farm at 5:15pm, and headed toward the home of Brian and Aileen Roberts for an “informal reception”. Brian Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corp.

Obama took his daughters book shopping at Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Friday.

On Saturday, he dropped in at the home of his friend, Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree.

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Comments (13)
  1. Joan Hogan says:

    President Obama And his Family Definitely deserve A Vacation. The Budget Crisis Which was Their when He became President ( thanks to the Republican
    Party) ,was very exhausting for him , his family , and all American Citizens.

  2. demoon says:

    And the Republicans inherited — ***********- all the way back to George Wilmington. The man needs a vacation, but let’s be reasonable and not blame it on anyone.

  3. Dave says:

    Who Cares! The guy is a loser.

      1. Willow says:

        Sorry, I just don’t get what the point of your comment is. I didn’t find it very nice.

        I wish the media would just let the president have a vacation, and not give us a day by day account of his activities. Let the man and his family have one week of peace.

  4. Joan Hogan says:


    1. Willow says:

      Wow, it must have been pretty bad, the comment is gone. Good!!!

  5. Mark says:

    How many SUV’s does it take to drive a President from point a to pint b? I can’t see the end of the line in the picture. I’m also sure they are hybrids, wink wink!

    1. Mark says:

      Sorry point b. I bet the Vinyard has a new hole in the ozone from all the emissions.

  6. Joan Hogan says:

    In Response To Mark … The President Should have The Security , What Don’t
    You Understand ! And why do you care how many SUVS His security team
    needs . All Presidents Of The United States Receive Special Protection , So stop
    Making Negative Comments about President Obama. OH And Wait ! Check your Spelling !

  7. Yadelci Leal says:

    Great post ! precisely what i became immediately after, cheers a lot. To choose what you wrote, listed here is a consumer driven location for :latest Beach News at K2

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