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Address: Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA

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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Beautiful great view

Just an awesome experience to have with friends and family! Lots of family with small kids were there too! It's great for the whole family! It's really great you can take picture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just an awesome experience to have with friends and family! Lots of family with small kids were there too! It's great for the whole family! It's really great you can take picture inside and outside of the light house get a better view! Highly recommended

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The end of Martha's Vineyard is one of the most beautiful spots. The lighthouse sits on top of the Aquinnah Cliffs. You get great views out west, north and south and see the cliffs descend down onto Moshup Beach. The ride out is beautiful as well as you pass and get great views of Menemsha and Squibnocket Ponds. The bike... More 

Thank Mikelemberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Very beautiful, but not an easy ride. Very hilly. No bike path, but cars were very respectful of bikes on the rode. Great stops along the way. Recommend the Chilmark flee market & Chilmark Chocolates. Path to get to Acquinnah beach is long & wonderful! To walk below the biggest & best of the cliffs, access from the town beach... More 

Thank Erica B
New Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The lighthouse and views on a clear day are really nice. Parking is very limited and again, the cops will not stand for idling! Well worth it to go inside the lighthouse and see the 360 degree views. Take lots of pictures. Ask lots of questions to the lighthouse keeper, she really knows her stuff!

Thank Esqbaby
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

OK so PBS just ran a special on the moving fo the lighthouse and gave more information in their 50 minute program than you need to know in a lifetime. Gay Head light is a fully functioning navigational aide. It commands the top of the clay cliffs yet there is little desire to climb to the top. If you do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place . Beach is beautiful . Always a great walk from parking area to beach. Going back again. Love the whole island.

Thank Ruth B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

If you like lighthouses and gorgeous views, this is the place. You can climb up inside this lighthouse all the way to the top, where the light revolves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Spent the afternoon visiting the lighthouse and beach at Aquinnah. Gorgeous day, beautiful surf and wonderful people. The view here at sunset was breathtaking! The fun part was walking the beach and talking to everyone we met. We also found ourselves in a swimsuit optional part of the beach and it was great, very liberating. We're already planning on visiting... More 

Thank Penny W
Boylston, Massachusetts
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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.

Thank Les F
Grayling, Michigan
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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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