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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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brookline, ma
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

One of the most beautiful locations on the Vineyard, and perhaps the most beautiful beaches/oceanside views on the East coast. Few places have such a spectacular turquoise ocean color (especially on a sunny day) and colorful cliffs. Absolutely worth the drive/bus ride out, but plan to spend a few hours here if you want to walk down to the nearby... More

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North Bend, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped here during a tour of Martha's Vineyard. It was a good chance to get out and stretch the legs. The weather was nice, which made for some great views from this end of the island. There are a few touristy shops and places to get food/ice cream. You can also tour the lighthouse. Be sure to bring some... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I took a bus from Vineyard Haven to get to the cliffs which was part of the fun. The bus driver was very friendly and helped with changing buses. The lighthouse and the cliffs are definitely worth the trip. It is one of the most impressive views on the island. A bus comes every hour and it was just enough... More

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The little store called " on the cliffs " is a great little store to get t shirts dresses handbags anything you need for great presents or yourself ! The girl working was very nice to us I would go again in a heartbeat

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charlotte, nc
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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82 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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