We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aquinnah Cliffs

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
More Info
$54*
and up
Go Boston Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 135 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Top spot

Come for the sweeping views of the Atlantic and the stunning striations of the cliffs. Walk down to the beach or visit one of the shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Stephanie M
,
Lynbrook
Add Photo Write a Review

135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Lynbrook
Level Contributor
101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Come for the sweeping views of the Atlantic and the stunning striations of the cliffs. Walk down to the beach or visit one of the shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, it was great sitting outside having breakfast. The restaurant was pretty good for breakfast, they do offer lunch and dinner. Cute little shops

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see stop for any trip. Beware that parking can be a little rough. If you don't get parking in the main drive-up be prepared to pay $15. If you do end up paying it is worth it! The view of the clay cliffs is breathtaking. Also, the food at the top of Cliffs is delicious. I recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What can I say, they were beautiful. The catch is that I went during the off-season (early April), when parking was ample, and the locals weren't stressed by us tourists. The only catch is that during the off season, most commercial stuff is closed. But hey, I got some sweet photos there without any crowds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
253 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very pretty. There is a dirt viewing area to overlook the cliffs. The lighthouse has just been moved back from the edge so there is still construction obscuring the view from the road. You can walk across the parking lot to a path that will take you down to the beach for swimming and about a quarter mile walk to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jackson, NJ
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Rented a car once we arrived on Martha's Vineyard and made our way to Gay Head Cliffs. It was a glorious day and the views were magnificent. We were lucky to park our car on the side if the road. It's a shame there are so few parking spots. Circle around if you must to find a spot like we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The cliffs are a bit of a drive but well worth it. The bus ride is an hour each way from church street edgartown visitor centre bus stop. Plug an extra hour to enjoy the sights, there is a gift shop (little pricey) as most gift shops at tourist locations. There is also a small cafe, we ordered a grilled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have been on Martha's Vineyard over a dozen times and never made it out to Gay Head Lighthouse and the cliffs. Yesterday I went and am happy I did. It's far out on the island but MV has a great bus system. If you want to get an overview of the island, buy an all-day pass ($8/$5 senior). The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While not the Cliffs of Moher, the Aquinnah Cliffs on Martha's Vineyard are nice to see. Try for a day without any fog as that really distorts your impression of the area. Lots to read about the Wampanoag tribe and their heritage, about the formation of these cliffs, etc. Worth the ride out to see

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New England
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

From the top of the hill, the view is breathtaking! The cliffs are gorgeous and the water is this amazing crystal blue. We didn't walk down to the beach, but there was plenty at the top of the hill: shops, restaurants, and restrooms. Be aware, the restrooms cost fifty cents.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Aquinnah Cliffs also viewed

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
 
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
 

Been to Aquinnah Cliffs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aquinnah Cliffs

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aquinnah Cliffs and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Aquinnah Cliffs staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?