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“Just motoring by” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gay Head

Gay Head
Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Aquinnah
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Owner description: The 10-minute walk from the parking lot is well worth the trek to this spectacular beach with its magnificent multi-colored cliffs, which are a national landmark. The lack of commercialism means a true escape and relaxation, but you'll need to bring food and supplies.
Cumberland Center, Maine, United States
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“Just motoring by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Took the boat out from Woods Hole and motored around the Elizabeth islands and Gay Head.
Highlight: a giant TUNA popped up next to the boat. Didi catch a blue fish off middle ground. The weather was typical for this time of the year: perfect!

Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A serene, beautiful spot to spend the day. It was the best part of our visit to Martha’s Vineyard. On our 1st trip to MV we used a tour bus which was great. But the next visit we drove ourselves here for the day. It was well worth the drive. It is a truly gorgeous place that we were able to spend more time at. Probably the nicest lighthouse on the island.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Lovely, lovely, lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The views here are fantastic! The cliffs are beautiful and the blue ocean is just gorgeous. The lighthouse is very nice. The views are spectacular from the top. This is a place not to miss--the drive up is very pleasant, too. Nothing to buy from the gift shops, though. No fee for the view from outside but there is a fee to go up in the lighthouse.

Visited July 2012
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Burlington
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“Wicked view...bit of a mission to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Gay Head Light and area was great when we arrived. A spectacular view of the water and clay cliffs as well as the lighthouse are the reason the mission out to the area is worth it. It takes approximately an hour to get to Aquinnah from the ferry docks in Oaks Bluff or Vineyard Haven. Great view must see while in Martha's Vineyard.

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Do not Miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The lighthouse is great. You get spectacular views from the top of the landscape and the cliffs. If you wantto see the cliffs from a different angle, take the pathto the beach and look up at the colors its amazing.

Visited July 2012
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