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Aquinnah Cliffs

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Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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A unique and beautiful place to visit.

Whether you walk to the top of the cliffs, visit the lighthouse or walk down to the beach, these area is gorgeous. Also known as the the Gay Head cliffs, this is one of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
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Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Whether you walk to the top of the cliffs, visit the lighthouse or walk down to the beach, these area is gorgeous. Also known as the the Gay Head cliffs, this is one of my favorite places to visit. The walk on the beach is breathtaking and worth the short hike.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Some cute shops and a tiny boardwalk to a view point and photo opportunity site over the Aquinnah Cliffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Well worth a stop and exploration as you make the drive or trip out from Edgartown or Vineyard Haven around the island in either direction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Aquinnah Cliffs are really nice to look at especially if you arrive by boat. It is the first land you see when traveling from Block Island. There are folks who dig holes in the clay at the bottom of Gay Head, get naked and go into them. I suppose it feels good. I don't know.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The restaurant is over looking the cliffs as well as the ocean and Elizabeth Islands. You can eat outside, but when it's really hot, the su bakes you. If windy, no umbrellas. Food is good. The clams were a little overlooked, the salmon BLT excellent.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Even if you aren't going to swim or lay on beach, walk it! Pay the $15 and park. Totally worth it the closer you get to the cliffs esp. HOWEVER BE WARNED---we were not told this and there is no signage, but apparently an invisible line and it is nude beach as I total nude. I'm not a prude, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Breathtaking views on top of Aquinnah Cliffs. We visited the Gay Head lighthouse first, went to the top and WOW!!!! The views were absolutely amazing. The area is beautiful, you can see the beautiful ocean all around. The local islanders are extremely nice and helpful. We really enjoyed being surrounded by mother nature's pristine beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stunning views of the water and the beach and one of my favorite places here. There are shops and a cultural center close to the cliffs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Even with the rain, this was a must see. The views are breathtaking and worth the trip. There are also a few stores where you can do some shopping. The lighthouse is right at the cliffs area; a two-for-one!

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was the perfect photo op! Go during sunset, it is a must! Get a picture with the lighthouse, the cliffs, and ocean in it. Parking is annoying and paying 50 cents for my kid to pee is also. Stores were closed in the evening. This top spot was our favorite!

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