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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
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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11 attraction reviews
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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
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

On our island tour (MV Transport) we made one stop, and this was it. But what a great choice! The red cliffs were stunning, and vastly different from anything else we had seen on the island. Unfortunately we couldn't get any nearer to the cliffs than this distant, fenced off Lighthouse area, but I imagine it is an erosion/public safety... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We took the Ferry in from Falmouth to Oaks Bluff. The bus ride to the cliffs is about an hour but well worth it. You can obtain the all day pass for about $7.00. You will have to change buses at the airport but the drivers were helpful in making sure you got the right bus. The cliffs are awesome... More

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