You haven't "seen" the Cliffs until you've walked along the beach around the point. The walk along Moshups Beach (named after the Wamponag being who created the island) is truly breathtaking. The shapes of the cliffs are wonderful and the colors of the clay are astounding. The walk is easiest at low tide, so Google the tides and plan your visit. There are many little coves and lots of very sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming and sunning.
Please realize that the clay cliffs are protected. This is a sacred place for the local tribe and the clay is very sacred to them. Basic respect dictates that you do not touch the clay. Painting yourself with it it is akin to visiting Notre Dame and blowing out the candles or splashing in the holy water.
We've spent a week on the Vineyard for the past 8 years and this is one of our must do's each time.
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