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“Beautiful View of Cliff and Ocean” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)

Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)
Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
508-627-4441
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Aquinnah
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Palm Harbor, FL
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“Beautiful View of Cliff and Ocean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

It was a cold, windy April day when we visited so the beach was of little appeal, and the lighthouse was closed for the season, as were the snack bar.

But the view was spectacular.

The wind chased us from the heights before sunset but it was well worth the visit, even in the off-season.

Visited April 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“who needs a spa when you have mud from the red cliffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

we rented a moped from Oak Bluffs to ride to Gay Head. Beautiful summer day you feel your on the edge of the world. the beach is clean you can walk for hours. A small path leads to the lighthouse from the small restaurant and gift shops at the edge of the beach. Give yourself a couple of hours to enjoy the views, the sea and the sand. Balance the oval shaped rocks into one of a kind sea sculptures. Rub the mud from the cliffs on your body, let dry and rinse. Your skin will feel smooth and you will have a tinge of red leftover. This is my favourite spot to meditate and thank the universe for such wonders.

Visited July 2012
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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“Great view of the Atlantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you visit Aquinnah at one end of Martha's Vineyard, make sure you stop at the lighthouse. For $5.00 you can climb the lighthouse and get a great view of the Atlantis as well as the surrounding land areas. The stairs leading to the top are narrow and a little steep, but very doable. On a clear day, you can see for miles. If you don't want to navigate the stairs, you can walk a short distance and also get a great view of the cliffs. The parking is limited and short term (one-half hour). Suggest you go on a day where there is no wind.

Visited September 2012
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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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“incerible sight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great views from the top of the cliff. If time allows def stroll down to walk the beach below. It is worth the obvoius effort to walk back up!

Visited September 2012
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Somerset, New Jersey
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“Beautiful at sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is a truly magical spot. Very peaceful and quite romantic; a lovely place to enjoy the sunset. One could fall in love, again, at this spot. I highly recommend a visit to Aquinnah.

Visited August 2012
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