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Gay Head

Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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The first lighthouse in America

The first lighthouse in America I have been told. It is only open set times but you can enjoy it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
steven d
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Its a very nice area but...

Very lovely area and the scene is breathtaking. The issue is that it is almost impossible to find a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nawras J
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The first lighthouse in America I have been told. It is only open set times but you can enjoy it just from the outside as well. It sits just at the edge of the famous cliffs of Gay Head.

Thank steven d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very lovely area and the scene is breathtaking. The issue is that it is almost impossible to find a parking spot because all the free ones are taken and the "parking" lot nearby charges $20. on top of that, you would have to pay $5...More

Thank Nawras J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gay Head is a beautiful spot. Great photo opportunity with the cliffs and beach below. Recommend for $5 for adult to climb the original brick lighthouse (built in early 1800's from clay from the cliffs) for a fantastic view

Thank james l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really the highlight of the visit to the SW portion of MV. The lighthouse was open and the information very descriptive. The hosts were great as well. It was $5 per person to go to the top of the lighthouse, and well worth it. Great...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is very pretty. I was strongly recommend walking along the beach. I think this is one of the nicest beaches on the island. Great area for family photos.

Thank JDLimbo
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Went here on a tour. Lovely colors. Was very windy when we went. But I enjoyed it. Few shops there plus some eateries.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed June 8, 2017

The view of the light house and the cliffs made me feel like i was back it Ireland. Just stunning. The beach is nice and we had a very nice lunch looking over the ocean

Thank Gretchen G
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We went on an overcast, rainy Late May Day and it was still spectacular. Good news was there were no crowds and lots of parking. The short walk to the cliffs was easy, dotted with souvenir stands and snack bars- with lobster rolls and chowder....More

Thank tropicalfan
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The Gay Head Cliffs are a must see if you go to Martha's Vineyard. Even my explanation can NOT touch upon the beauty you are about to see if you visit them. Bring your camera, because your going to want pictures of the scenic view...More

Thank lauramE8728PX
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Well we couldn't spend as much time here as we would have liked because there were NO bathrooms open. Sunday early April, I was told the restaurant up here would be open, it wasn't. And the public restrooms were locked. Ugh! And, we walked the...More

Thank alisa62
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from Nides A | Reviewed this property |
Just follow the map of Marthas Vineyard. It's on the tip town of Aquinah you wont miss it.Has a great view,shops. Happy traveling.
June 11, 2016|
Response from HvPssptWilTrvl | Reviewed this property |
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