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Aquinnah Cliffs

Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Aquinnah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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English first
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289 reviews 289 reviews
111 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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NJ
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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236 reviews 236 reviews
89 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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NASHVILLE
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

With the sun beginning to set, and the lighthouse in the background, this was a photographer's dream. Stunning. A "must-see."

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The walk up to the "view point" has a few souvenir shops which have a few nice things to look at. A few information boards were up and also made for interesting reading but it's not very well set up for proper viewing of the cliffs (which were pretty average to be honest). Maybe I was expecting more I guess,... More 

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