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“gay head” (31 reviews)
“bus ride” (4 reviews)
State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice area for taking pictures and just soaking in the scenery. Bus goes there every hour. Restaurant and rest rooms available. Gift shops as well.

Thank talonda34
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cliffs overlooking the water. Lighthouse was a bonus. Went during off season time. Windy and about 45 mins-1 hour away from ferry via car, so plan ahead.

Thank back2tx
Reviewed 25 April 2017

At the end of Martha’s Vineyard, there are find multi-colored cliffs near the Gay Head Lighthouse. The cliffs show different colors of green, yellow, black, brown, red and white. Our bus driver gave us a few minutes to take pictures of these cliffs. The cliffs...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lots of time things are billed as unique, but really are just not that special. But, Aquinnah Cliffs are unique and I am really glad to have seen them (10 min hike to beach and then 100 ft. walk down beach to get up close)....More

2  Thank Galewins2014
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My best friend and 2 of her children went to Martha's Vineyard for a weekend and this was one of our favorite stops. Beautiful views and access to one of my favorite lighthouses. It has a short walk to an overlook which is breath-taking.

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I can't encourage you enough to visit the Aquinnah Cliffs and if possible, the lighthouse. The lighthouse was moved backwards more than a year ago due to the erosion of the cliffs. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular. It is so fantastic, that...More

1  Thank Adriana S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Gay Head Cliffs are an essential component to every Vineyard visit. These dramatic and colorful cliffs hovering above the beautiful clear water of Vineyard Sound appear as the quintessential element of every reference in every piece of advertising. No visit is complete without a...More

Thank tdmurphy007
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Really lovely fresh breezes at this spot with interesting history, including that of a giant man (forgot his name). All of the history has to be read. We spent about 30 minutes here. The views from the light house are picturesque. You can see a...More

Thank OC345
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The view from this place is breath taking. We went there on a windy and cold day so we were not able to spend much time here. But the time we spend was awesome.

Thank momoftwofromNJ
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The Aquinnah Cliffs are more stunning then pictures could ever show. I went in November when it was a little bit colder but at the same time a llittle less crowded. I have visited the Vineyard during the summer a few years back and I...More

Thank majorzson
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Can you rent mopeds and drive them to this cliff/beach from vineyard haven? We won't be bringing our car. What's the best way to get there if you don't have scar?
28 July 2016|
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Response from CLMessmer | Reviewed this property |
You can rent mopeds, but the busy roads are narrow and winding and there have been moped accidents on Martha's Vineyard, sad to say. I'd suggest taking a tour bus if you just want to go to the cliff lookout shops. You could... More
I've read that parking is a problem if staying for the day. Any suggestions?
19 June 2016|
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Response from CLMessmer | Reviewed this property |
When bringing your own car to Aquinnah, you have two parking options based upon your needs. If you plan to stay at the Cliffs for a short visit to wander the handful of shops and grab a bite to eat along with catching the... More
dog friendly?
12 April 2016|
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Response from HeatherM11 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs on the beach.