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Address: Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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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Spectacular views of the cliffs and lighthouse

One of the best views on MV. Great drive from Edgartown out to the end of the island, gorgeous views, well worth the time. Lighthouse can't be visited while it is being moved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Napa Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

One of the best views on MV. Great drive from Edgartown out to the end of the island, gorgeous views, well worth the time. Lighthouse can't be visited while it is being moved because of cliff erosion.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ocean and cliffs usually make a good pair, and this is true here too. To complete the beautiful view, there stands the Gay Head Lighthouse, unique for not being washed white, as most lighthouses are. I'd definitely recommend to go in a sunny day, if it's possible. The combination of colors (green ocean, blue skies, yellow cliffs and sand) is... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Worth traveling out to this end of the island for this beautiful view. The lighthouse was under construction when we were there, but the cliffs were worth seeing. There's a few touristy shops as well as a place there you can eat while you take in the view.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Gay Head is a great place to go to on MV. The village is very nice and there are spectacular views. I would definitely go here if you are on the Vineyard.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Caveat, careful where you take your kids. My wife and I walked down to the beach from the lighthouse above. We wondered the beach, she looking for shells, and I taking photos of the walls of the cliffs. The clay walls reminded us of the formations we saw in our trips to the Southwest. As I wandered aimlessly snapping away,... More 

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is stunning. The cliffs, the lighthouse and the small shops in this area are well worth the bus trip here. Tip: the public bathroom costs 50 cents per person!

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Durham, Connecticut
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The gay head cliffs are completely worth the drive across the island. The view is absolutely stunning. This is also my favorite beach on the island! It is about a 10 minute walk to the beach, but worth it. Strolling down the beach looking at the cliffs and swimming in the calm water is heaven!I highly recommend visiting if you... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

first thing to know public transportation will take you there as well as many other beaches and attractions it is 7 dollars and you can ride the bus all day ... this trip will take about an hour but is worth the trip! there are a few shops take out food as well as a an outdoor cafe .the views... More 

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Thomaston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The view of the Gay Cliffs and the lighthouse are wonderful, well worth the tour to see this. There are several small shops down the hill, and we just did not have enough time on the tour to look as much as we would have liked. We did buy Vineyard hoodies for $25.00, and that is a bargain for such... More 

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Somers, CT
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

At the southwestern tip of Martha's Vineyard (Aquinnah), there is a lighthouse at Gay Head with lovely views, as well as another "point" a short walk further to see still more beach and ocean views. This is an area of Native American land, so there are a few shops and small food joints (and toilets for 50 cents!) that help... More 

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Address: Address: Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Aquinnah

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