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Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)

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Address: Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
Phone Number: 508-627-4441
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Absolutely stunning views. Make a trip up the historic lighthouse for 360 degree views. Just a short walk from the lighthouse browse shops or get a bite to eat. Also another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Absolutely stunning views. Make a trip up the historic lighthouse for 360 degree views. Just a short walk from the lighthouse browse shops or get a bite to eat. Also another beautiful vantage point to take in the breathtaking views. Downside: parking can be hard. Public restrooms located down the hill.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This lighthouse is one that is worth the drive to the other side of The Vineyard. With the beautiful clay cliffs that are slowly falling into the ocean, if they don't preserve the lighthouse soon, you may not get to see it in the near future so go while you can! This is also a location they filmed a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The local bus is the cheapest way to go and even tho it's long and you have to change several times the trip to the cliffs and the light are worth it! Free to see unless you go in it's 5$. Then walk to the cliffs lookout with the food and shops. Don't forget to take the path the beach!... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Take the time to drive around the island and see the lighthouse and the colorful cliffs. It is a marvelous display of GOD'S handiwork.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great view, beautiful scenery and gorgenous cliffs will take your breath away. Nice place to come and take some pictures and get inspired to do whatever you like in life. A must see!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The trip to the top was unremarkable. The guide who we met at the door was very informative. The view from the top was great. Just beware the floor is painted grey and there is a step off the light platform(I missed it and badly twisted my ankle)

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I was able to go up inside the lighthouse all the way up to the light. That gets warm when it is going around near you. Not a climb for the faint of heart, and tall people need to watch their heads. You climb a winding metal staircase inside. You can go outside once you get up there, but not... More 

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Old Saybrook, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We lucked into the lighthouse being open today, so we walked up the path and met the volunteers trying to save the light. For $5 you can climb all the way up to the spinning lenses. It's quite warm up there. One level down you can walk around the top of the light and get some incredible views of the... More 

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Hampton, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The light house is great and the view is amazing! The shops were pretty good. There are no free public rest rooms, even in the restaaurants. You have to pay .50 cents to use the bathroom. Overall it was pretty good. The people that worked the lighthouse were great! They were very knowledgeable and very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful, historic structure that is currently raising money to protect its future on the island. On days when it is open, you can climb to the top and a wonderful view of the north shore of Martha's Vineyard, including the nearby clay cliffs. This is a really fun stop for families with children.

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