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Amazing view

Amazing view from the top of the light house. At the bottom before you go in the people in charge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thecriticgj_
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Providence, Rhode Island
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The first lighthouse in America

The first lighthouse in America I have been told. It is only open set times but you can enjoy it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
steven d
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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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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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Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view from the top of the light house. At the bottom before you go in the people in charge give you some background info about the area and the light house and warn you about not looking into the light! The entrance fee is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first lighthouse in America I have been told. It is only open set times but you can enjoy it just from the outside as well. It sits just at the edge of the famous cliffs of Gay Head.

Thank steven d
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very lovely area and the scene is breathtaking. The issue is that it is almost impossible to find a parking spot because all the free ones are taken and the "parking" lot nearby charges $20. on top of that, you would have to pay $5...More

1  Thank Nawras J
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Gay Head is a beautiful spot. Great photo opportunity with the cliffs and beach below. Recommend for $5 for adult to climb the original brick lighthouse (built in early 1800's from clay from the cliffs) for a fantastic view

Thank james l
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Really the highlight of the visit to the SW portion of MV. The lighthouse was open and the information very descriptive. The hosts were great as well. It was $5 per person to go to the top of the lighthouse, and well worth it. Great...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This area is very pretty. I was strongly recommend walking along the beach. I think this is one of the nicest beaches on the island. Great area for family photos.

1  Thank JDLimbo
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a tour. Lovely colors. Was very windy when we went. But I enjoyed it. Few shops there plus some eateries.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The view of the light house and the cliffs made me feel like i was back it Ireland. Just stunning. The beach is nice and we had a very nice lunch looking over the ocean

Thank Gretchen G
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We went on an overcast, rainy Late May Day and it was still spectacular. Good news was there were no crowds and lots of parking. The short walk to the cliffs was easy, dotted with souvenir stands and snack bars- with lobster rolls and chowder....More

1  Thank tropicalfan
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Gay Head Cliffs are a must see if you go to Martha's Vineyard. Even my explanation can NOT touch upon the beauty you are about to see if you visit them. Bring your camera, because your going to want pictures of the scenic view...More

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Jacobds42
2 August 2017|
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Response from SecondPlace | Reviewed this property |
Turn right at end of moshup trail onto Zacks beach. It is the only public beach on thei island that allows nude bathing and swimming, by tradition. Whether you choose to go clothed or nude, it is the most awesome feeling... More
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biswam2016
26 May 2017|
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Response from Nides A | Reviewed this property |
Just follow the map of Marthas Vineyard. It's on the tip town of Aquinah you wont miss it.Has a great view,shops. Happy traveling.
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victoriabennett1990
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Yes, leashed.
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