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Address: , Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Description: The 10-minute walk from the parking lot is well worth the trek to this...
The 10-minute walk from the parking lot is well worth the trek to this spectacular beach with its magnificent multi-colored cliffs, which are a national landmark. The lack of commercialism means a true escape and relaxation, but you'll need to bring food and supplies.
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An Incredible View

These beautiful cliffs on the east side of the island are among the most spectacular geologic feature on the entire east coast. From the hill overlooking them one sees an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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698 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

These beautiful cliffs on the east side of the island are among the most spectacular geologic feature on the entire east coast. From the hill overlooking them one sees an amazing effect of thousands of years of the steady, pounding surf.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A bit of a ride from Edgartown, but worth the views! They're refurbishing the lighthouse, but the photo ops are still there. Sunset is an amazing time to visit, but any time of the day is worth the ride. Don't miss it!

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ended up taking tons of pics at this site. The water was almost tropical looking, it was amazing. The beach is very close by, and was a fantastic beach.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This old lighthouse has been in danger of toppling over the cliffs of Aquinnah for quite some time So, the viewing area looks back on the light differently now and there is a nice view of the cliffs. You can walk through a few local shops, grab a snack, restrooms. If you have time to cross the parking lot and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a local monument, so you mine as well, while at the cliffs. Or, you could back track a couple of feet to the Outermoast Inn for an ice cold beverage and a snack, while the japanese tourists film the hell out of the newly located light house with their phone cam selfie sticks.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I visited Gay Head with a group of five adults on a private tour with Martha's Vineyard Private Tours and Excursions. Beautiful photo op, and beautiful view. I would recommend stopping here on your tour of the island. Food, rest rooms and gift shop available.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I visited Martha's Vineyard a few years ago in May, and Aquinnah is a must see! We first went to the light house and looked at the beautiful view, then went down to the beach. The cliffs and beach are exquisite. There are big boulders on the beach and the water is cool. While walking down the picturesque beach we... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are on the island, take an hour to go see this beautiful view of the lighthouse and the cliffs. It makes for great photo opportunities. Parking is a bit limited so I would suggest going early in the morning or later in the day after the tours are over. There are some small shops for souvenirs and some... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This beach is breathtaking. The sand is nice and the cliffs are spectacular. I was reminded that there is a nude beach as I stumbled upon the nudes. There were more than I expected and the weather was around 75 with a breeze. It's hard to take pictures of the cliffs and not feel like you are a peeping tom.... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We took an island tour and this was a 30 minute stop. We wish it was longer! Great views of the Cliff's, lighthouse and scenery. Stop in at the little shop "On The Cliff's" and grab a great tee. Very personable, not pushy and quite helpful! A lovely view/village area.

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