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Aquinnah Cliffs

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Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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One of the Vineyard's best spots

This is really, really nice. It's at the other end of the island, and great to bike to. The colors of the cliffs are beautiful and remind me of the Grand Canyon's colors when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really, really nice. It's at the other end of the island, and great to bike to. The colors of the cliffs are beautiful and remind me of the Grand Canyon's colors when the light shifts. Once you get there, you don't want to leave.

Thank NHjojo
Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These chalk cliffs seem to change color as the sun moves across the sky. Definitely the most dramatic scene on the Vineyard. A photographer's dream. Amenities are open during the summer only.

Thank SeaJay26
Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Viewing the cliffs at Aquinnah is breathtaking and probably the biggest tourist on Martha's Vineyard. With the lighthouse in the background, the view is wonderful. In the summer months, several small eateries and souvenir shops are open. You can order some clam chowder and eat it outside on a picnic table. The Martha's Vineyard tour bus at Vineyard Haven includes... More 

Thank Les F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Too bad that the weather was not cooperating when we were there, nevertheless, we did get a great view of the cliffs and lighthouse (not able to get to the lighthouse due to construction) There are souvenir shops and a restaurant with cliff views in season, however all were closed when we were there. A quick 1/2 drive from Edgartown... More 

Thank wolf55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Abel Cemetery on the way here to see John Belushi's grave. Left right at entrance. Then to the cliffs with a little village of shops. Some closed due to time of year but good deals on Souvenirs. Very cool photos and interesting story on light house that had to be moved 139 feet so it didn't topple... More 

Thank Dawne G
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a sparkling clear fall day and were not disappointed with the view, did not walk down to the beach but enjoyed the view of the cliffs, the lighthouse and the distant shores of the Elizabeth Islands. Would go early in the day during high season, and be aware that facilities are limited. Were there in October and most... More 

Thank ShelbyOH
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Beautiful beach with dramatic cliffs, naturally multi-colored and gorgeous. The beach is remote, lovely and filled with lots of different-looking rocks. We didn't go into the lighthouse (closed) but the views up top are pretty and it's worth walking down the path from the lighthouse to the beach.

Thank HeatherM11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

All I can say is Wow! Such beautiful sights all around you! Take a peaceful walk on the beach and take in all the beauty this island has to offer.

Thank Arewethereyet14
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A must do on Martha's Vineyard. We came on a beautiful day. I have an ankle injury and wasn't sure I could do the path to the ocean. No problem--it's a very easy, well maintained path the the ocean. We walked and walked. Beautiful views of the cliffs from the beach.

Thank SamandSamantha
Prairie Village, Kansas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

First stop on the Vineyard, since I had never been there before, was the Aquinnah Cliffs. Wow! What a beautiful view. Water is so blue. I liked the lighthouse as well.

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