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Aquinnah Cliffs

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Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Aquinnah Cliffs; the Hidden Gem of the Vineyard

Stepping off the bus onto this hidden gem is absolutely magical. The view is absolutely dazzling whether it is sunny or cloudy. When I first caught sight of the ocean and cliffs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stepping off the bus onto this hidden gem is absolutely magical. The view is absolutely dazzling whether it is sunny or cloudy. When I first caught sight of the ocean and cliffs from the view of the overlook, I was absolutely speechless. The view is something that is best captured in your memory rather than on a camera, although it... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I visited Martha’s Vineyard around June 9th last summer with a bunch of friends. We visited the Aquinnah Cliff beaches on the last day before we left on the ferry. Everything about them is spectacular. We weren’t originally planning to go here, however, I am very glad we did. The people at the Hostel recommended we go see this and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The local bus is the cheapest way to go and you have to change a few times but the trip is worth it! The views are amazing and the history is cool also. A few shops and a spot to eat are there so take some cash. Also it costs 50 cents to use the rest room. Then walk ho... More 

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Clifton Park, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The view from above the cliffs is beautiful. Hard to take a bad photo. But if you want to really want to see the cliffs, park in the dirt parking lot just below the public restrooms and walk the short path to the beach. The view of the lighthouse from below is even better than from above. The smooth rocks... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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