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Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Nice view, but oh the humanity!

It's worth trekking out to Aquinnah to see the cliffs and Gayhead Lighthouse, but be prepared for the loads of people you will see there. I suggest heading out early in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's worth trekking out to Aquinnah to see the cliffs and Gayhead Lighthouse, but be prepared for the loads of people you will see there. I suggest heading out early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Go to the top for the views first, and then head down to the beach to get away from at least the portion... More 

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Windsor, Ontario CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We took the island bus out here and at first we were worried that it wouldn't be worth the hassle. On a hotter day and no a/c on the bus I probably would agree that it's not worth it. However it was a beautiful sunny day and just warm enough to enjoy the trip and the scenery. The long walk... More 

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Burlington, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is worth going out to see. Right now (June 2015) the Lighthouse is being moved, so there's construction around it, but you can still see it. There are a couple of gift stores and a restaurant overlooking the cliffs. Tip: they all close around 3:30/4 so eat/shop early. Bathrooms are .50 cents to use, just saying. Hike down the... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice view of the ocean and Aquinnah. Great for pictures, especially of the lighthouse. Right next to a few little shops and restaurants. Plenty of free parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It's beautiful from up there. The ocean looks amazing .... Super. There is Poison Ivy all around so if you are allergic please take necessary precautions. There is a restaurant and small shops where you can buy gifts for friends and family. They have just renovated the small tribal museum that would give you an idea about how the tribal... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A grey and very wet day and it was beautiful so I can only imagine how gorgeous it must be on a sunny day. Staff in the shops were very engaging and imparted a great deal of local information.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We took the bus here from Edgartown (although the bus schedule made it look like we would have to switch buses, the same bus actually runs several routes). The cliffs are pretty, but they aren’t magnificent like other parts of the US (like Maine). Nice view of the lighthouse from here, and a few stores and snack shacks to keep... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Cliffs had great views and provided a good spot for picture taking. Not much to do at the cliffs but there are hiking trails around the area. We spent about 30 minutes which was more than enough time to check it out.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was nice & sunny in Vineyard Haven when we headed to the Aquinnah Cliffs. But Mother Nature did not cooperate & there was a thick fog when we got to the west end of the island. Oh well, saves something for the next time.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Glad we made the effort to find the path to the beach. Beautiful clay cliffs and interesting beach, lots of character. Much better perspective than just looking down from the lighthouse area.

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

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