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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
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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charlotte, nc
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our second trip to the cliff and they never cease to amaze - This is a must on a trip to the vineyard! The nearby shops are worth the visit - you will spend 20 bucks less on a tshirt & the people in the stores are friendly & helpful!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have a tradition of visiting the Aquinnah Cliffs during our annual weeklong visit to Martha's Vineyard- and for good reason. The views are stunning. The photo opportunities abound, as you perch yourselves and your kids in front of the backdrop of cliffs, sand, ocean and lighthouse. You can't go wrong taking the trip to Aquinnah to see how the... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nowhere else on the island did we see such magnificent and colorful cliffs. This was a real change from the grassy dunes common in all parts of the three major towns we had seen so much of. It takes some doing if you do not have your own car and want to tour this part of the island, so plan... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

On our island tour (MV Transport) we made one stop, and this was it. But what a great choice! The red cliffs were stunning, and vastly different from anything else we had seen on the island. Unfortunately we couldn't get any nearer to the cliffs than this distant, fenced off Lighthouse area, but I imagine it is an erosion/public safety... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We took the Ferry in from Falmouth to Oaks Bluff. The bus ride to the cliffs is about an hour but well worth it. You can obtain the all day pass for about $7.00. You will have to change buses at the airport but the drivers were helpful in making sure you got the right bus. The cliffs are awesome... More

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Greensboro, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unique experience....we stayed in Vineyard Haven, and we went twice since the first day was so unique. The beach itself is not that much in regards to water or actual beach, however the views of the cliffs, the shops, the laid-back culture, and the scarce amount of people there make it unique.

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Burlington, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

When I arrived in Martha's Vineyard I had gone to an information kiosk near the Vineyard Haven ferry and bus terminal. Overheard the person manning the kiosk telling another couple there's nothing at the Aquinnah Cliffs. I decided I should see it anyways. After a 40 min bus ride from the hostel I have an hour to see the place... More

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Broken Arrow, OK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took our car, we knew it was a fairly long drive. Distance wise it isn't much, but you have to drive fairly slow on the island (lots of cops). Unfortunately when we got there, the fog was so bad that we really didn't see anything. It was just bad timing on our part, an hour later I'm sure the... More

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Mamou, Louisiana
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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful views from the rugged cliffs. Walk down to the beach is easy - back up not so easy :). Seriously, one of the more spectacular views I have seen. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours on Martha's Vineyard.

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Burke
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you are on the vineyard for more than a day or two it's definitely worth the trek out to the cliffs for the beautiful view!

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