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Address: Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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The 10-minute walk from the parking lot is well worth the trek to this...

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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Nice lighthouse at Aquinnah

This lighthouse is located in Aquinnah close to Aquinnah Cliffs. A few years ago it was opened up to the public but this is not done very often. Nonetheless, it is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Les F
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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355 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This lighthouse is located in Aquinnah close to Aquinnah Cliffs. A few years ago it was opened up to the public but this is not done very often. Nonetheless, it is very picturesque and well worth a visit.

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Grayling, Michigan
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78 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I didn't expect to see such gorgeous scenery after leaving the busy town areas on Martha's Vineyard. Walk down the path to the beach and head up towards the bluff along the shoreline and you will run across some gorgeous orange stones that create a beautiful contrast to the blue ocean! You may also see naked people because it turns... More 

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Thank sbidwell
assonet
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

From high atop we could see across the clear blue water... and the long stretch of beach.... just beautiful....

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Thank beth l
Maryland
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The area is among my favorite places on the island for the great , unspoiled beauty of the windswept cliffs. Prior to this visit the area close to the lighthouse was restricted due to erosion . In 2015 the lighthouse was moved and opened to visitors. There is a $ 5 admission fee at this site and it is worth... More 

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Thank califdr
East Islip, New York
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We visited the Gay Head Lighthouse this fall. We have lots of respect for people who moved it 134 feet in land to protect this wonderful structure. The view from the lighthouse is breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Several years ago, the Town of Gay Head voted to revert to the Town of Aquinnah as its official name. The Gay Head Cliffs and Gay Head Lighthouse place names remained the same, however... somewhat disconcerting to visitors. The once-colorful (read "gay") cliffs have faded from erosion over the years, but the views from the lookout point and the lighthouse... More 

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Thank Dianne S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my most favorite spots. Renovations are under way to the lighthouse. You can however at this time go inside of it. Long walk down to the beach about 1 mile but great trail down to it.

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Thank Linda P
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Going to the cliffs and the light house to take in the views is wonderful but balancing the rocks at the beach is amazing. A warning part of this beach is clothing optional so if you might have a family in the buff next to you in the sand. However the ocean and the clay mountain views are exceptional we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

You need a car or to use public transportation to get here. Located a half hour from Vineyard Haven and nearly forty minutes plus from Edgartown. Still worth the trip. $5 gets you in - kids pay less. The money pays for the maintenance and upkeep on the property. They had to recently move the lighthouse to keep it safe... More 

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Thank Owen A
boston, ma
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A Must See if you go the Vineyard. I have gone many times, but, it is a beautiful ride there, and a beautiful view. It takes some time to get there, but,as a non sight seeing person, I do enjoy this sight. Nice to just sit and chill and view. Some shops and easy eat places, and they are ok... More 

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