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Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)
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$99.00*
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Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Aquinnah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic reminders of a bygone age, but are working beacons that still send a light out into the night. Beyond their important functional role, these structures also offer visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound, the simple elegance of Edgartown Harbor & Chappaquiddick, and the majestic cliffs of Aquinnah. The Gay Head Lighthouse is open seasonally. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on Aquinnah Circle. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses do have routes to the lighthouse.
Reviewed December 16, 2013

One of the most beautiful places I have been on the East Coast. absolutely breathtaking. See for yourself!

3  Thank kalisn1
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

perfect spot for a romantic getaway, suitable for friends and family, the only negative is that it gets too windy at times, beautiful scene to enjoy and clean bathrooms !!!

1  Thank Yash M
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We booked Martha's Vineyard day tour through Viator.com. The Mini Bus belonging to New England tours picked us up from our Central Boston Hotel and took us to Falmouth in 1.5 hours; from there we took a ferry,Island Queen, to Martha's Vineyard( 35 minutes). On arrival we were picked up by a local mini coach driver who took us for 3 hour, narrated, tour of the Island. Of all the quaint attractions of the Island , we fount this place, which is up the Island, pristine and unspoiled.. The Gay Head lighthouse with the gayly colored cliffs below it are so enchanting. Also Aquinnah is the home of the Wampanoag, the original settlers of the Vineyard. The natives depend on tourism to survive and you will find that most of the items , here are reasonably priced as compared to popular shopping areas of the Island( our tour guide vouched for that). There are few shops and simple eateries owned and run by natives. There is a small beach nearby. A must see. Incidentally, during our visit to the Island , President Obama was vacationing here , so a small portion of the roads were cut off for security purposes. The whole tour of Island , including the tour by mini coach; took about six hours !

3  Thank shasidpra
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

The only down side of this attraction is that in the middle of summer there are so many tourist. Otherwise the view is spectacular and a pleasant drive to that end of the island.

Thank Joyce J
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This all-brick light is placed over a beatiful hill from which views of the island are delightful. The water makes a beautiful contrast with the different sand color layers of the hills right underneath the light.
The light (inside) was closed for the winter season, but it was still worth the ride!

1  Thank Silvia E
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