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Address: State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Gay Head Clay Cliffs

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... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 were carved by glaciers and are part of the Wampanoag reservation. They are protected by... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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). Take the lower trail down to the beach in order to see the cliffs up... More 

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 my son and my daughter-in-law got married on the grounds of the lighthouse. There are... More 

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Aquinnah, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 visit to the Gay Head cliffs.

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 couple of the other islands from the look out point. Apparently there is a nude... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Reviewed 25 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 can tell you that the view never disappoints, no matter what season it is. Aquinnah... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Next to being out on the water in a boat, this is the best place on the island to take on the challenge of seaside weather. Stunning at sunset or even in the fog, you can take shelter in the Aquinnah Shop restaurant or pick up a variety of casual meals at the shops on the cliff walk to eat... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very beautiful and completely unique. Like putting Bryce Canyon on the beach. We were there in October and had the entire beach to ourselves. Forget the lighthouse - you've seen plenty of those. The clay cliffs are remarkable for the palette of colors (red, orange, yellow, white, gray) they offer. Make sure that you take the path to the SOUTH... More 

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