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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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No Martha's Vineyard trip is complete without visiting this island icon. The vistas from the cliffs are incredible and the swimming on the beaches below is superb so bring a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No Martha's Vineyard trip is complete without visiting this island icon. The vistas from the cliffs are incredible and the swimming on the beaches below is superb so bring a bathing suit (or don't, there's a clothing optional beach). The history of the lighthouse is fascinating. Plus, it's a JAWS filming location! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gay Head on a sunny, but windy October day. The views are incredibly picturesque. One thing to be aware of is that most of the stores and the Gay Head lighthouse are open seasonally, so they were closed when we visited. Still, the area is gorgeous and we didn't have to fight crowds to enjoy it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a beautiful drive from anywhere on the island. Once you arrive here, the view down to the cliffs and of Cuttyhunk in the distance are beautiful. There are also small restaurants and take out places here where you can have lunch outside on a deck overlooking this view.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place with great views all around. We walked around a bit visiting the light house, cultural center, and small shops. Enjoyed the scenery.

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Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Perfect Views and it cost $5 too go up the lighthouse. It was amazing. Awesome!!!! Afterwards they little shops in the Aquinnah were for Martha's Vineyard hoodie was $19.99. Go the Oak Bluffs $25-$30 hoodies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The history of how they moved this lighthouse is very interesting and amazing! We enjoyed walking to the top. Be prepared it is a spiral staircase and going down is a little more nerve-wracking than going up. View is beautiful from the top.

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Oxford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a perfect place to stop and look at the views and the lighthouse.. the bluffs so pretty! They have some stores on site and a snack shop as well... This is a perfect place for taking pictures on a pretty day!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had an impromptu visit here. We got to the Island and took off around in the car. Found this place. Was lovley. Also a few nice shops. And then for $5 each could go up the lighthouse, like right up. We stood where the lights go around. Have to be careful they are hot. But the views, Wow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Edgartown and decided to take a drive to Gay Head. It is well worth the drive. The scenery along the way is very different from other parts of the island. And at the end of the road is gorgeous Gay Head cliffs.

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Mesquite, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

During a bus tour, the lighthouse was pointed out to our group. It is well seen up close and from a distance, a beautiful sight. A good picture to add to anyone collection.

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