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Aquinnah Cliffs

State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Aquinnah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Devon, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well worth the half hour drive from Edgarton to see these cliffs, beautiful scenery and it was a lovely clear September day which was a bonus. We were fortunate as there was one free hour parking space and it's only a 3 minute walk past a few little shops. It's 50cents to visit the loo, but clean so worth it.

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NJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

During the third week of September I took the following pictures of the Acquinnah Cliffs between 8:30 - 10:30 am which show vibrant red, orange, yellow, ochre and white clays. The walk on the Moshup beach provides beautiful views looking up at the 150 foot tall cliffs. The quality of early morning or early evening light saturates the clays' colors.... More

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Old Saybrook, CT
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232 reviews 232 reviews
89 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were last out to the cliffs 5 years ago and they still looked pretty good. We went out this time for the Wampanoag Festival. While it's still a beautiful and peaceful place, there has been a noticeable change in the cliffs due to erosion. What was once colored in reds and oranges is now mostly white and gray. The... More

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New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Aquinnah may be far from where you are staying on the island, but it is definitely worth the car ride, bus ride, or even bike ride out there. The cliffs are beautiful and the view that you get is amazing. This is definitely a great place to go on MV.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I visited the island in August of 2012. This was the best beach and the most memorable part of the whole visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My only must-see for a day trip to the vineyard. Worth the hike. Friendly and informative staff at the lighthouse were available to answer questions or take a photo.

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NASHVILLE
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

With the sun beginning to set, and the lighthouse in the background, this was a photographer's dream. Stunning. A "must-see."

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The walk up to the "view point" has a few souvenir shops which have a few nice things to look at. A few information boards were up and also made for interesting reading but it's not very well set up for proper viewing of the cliffs (which were pretty average to be honest). Maybe I was expecting more I guess,... More

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Rochester, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We attended a wedding at the Lighthouse at Aquinnah and behind the lighthouse is the panorama that includes the cliffs. This is a breathtaking scene that won't disappoint. One can climb the lighthouse and it is close to beaches that are great. There is food and some small shops nearby so one can get refreshed on a hot day. There... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have been to the Vineyard a few times before but never actually experienced the beach at Aquinnah. We would have to say it is the most natural and beautiful place we have seen on the island. We arrived early 9am and parked at the parking lot at base of cliff that has the path access to the beach. The... More

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