We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aquinnah Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
+1 508-645-2211
Review Highlights
Beautiful location but bleak

Enjoy the scenery. The lighthouse tour seems a little expensive and the shops at the base are... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Danville, California
OK Lighthouse

Lighthouses - you've seen plenty of them. This one is OK. Skip it. Take the path to the beach. Walk... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Madison, Wisconsin
Read all 37 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lighthouse” (24 reviews)
“climb” (3 reviews)
Lighthouse Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
+1 508-645-2211

Similar Things to Do in Aquinnah

Write a Review
Reviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Enjoy the scenery. The lighthouse tour seems a little expensive and the shops at the base are nondescript at best.

Thank Mrmojo58
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lighthouses - you've seen plenty of them. This one is OK. Skip it. Take the path to the beach. Walk up the beach to the Aquinnah Clay Cliffs. NOW you're on to something beautiful, unique and memorable.

Thank TruthfulJack
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We rented a cottage that was about two hundred yards form this lighthouse. What a fantastic area to spend some time on Martha's Vineyard! It is seclude, romantic, and very quiet. My girlfriend and I had such a great time for our extended weekend on...More

Thank sradmd
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This area is so beautiful. We rented a car and visited every lighthouse on the Island! This was my favorite spot. The views are amazing! Worth the walk!

1  Thank bdaniele
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It's well worth the effort to rent a car and really see the island. The Aquinnah Lighthouse area has amazing views, a nice relaxing park and, of course, the historic lighthouse. It can be a little challenging for parking so make sure you have some...More

Thank WFBFamily
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Martha's Vineyard for the first time. We rented a car and drove to the lighthouse in Aquinnah. There was a woman from the museum at the lighthouse who gave us some history of the lighthouse. It is definitely worth the...More

Thank JLDom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great place for views, young children will definitely enjoy the novelty of seeing the actual light inside the lighthouse. $5 for adults, kids under 12 free, good deal!

1  Thank WendyLauWong
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Every year when we visit Martha's Vineyard we come to spend time at this lighthouse. The view is spectacular, bluffs below are verycolorful, very unusual, people making formation out of rocks, also lots of Indian history at Aquinnah.

Thank vera707
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I think it's definitely worthwhile to drive across the island and check this out. The cliffs can be seen without actually going up the light house but I didn't regret the choice to pay the $5 to go up. The cliffs themselves are the actual...More

1  Thank jrs576
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a beautiful lighthouse where you can pay $5 to walk to the top. Or merely enjoy its beauty from the ground. They recently moved the lighthouse because it was endangered of falling off the cliff due to erosion, which is interesting. There are...More

Thank CA_Blond_SFO
Nearby Restaurants
Outermost Inn
73 reviews
.00 km away
Larsen's Fish Market
308 reviews
4.13 km away
Chilmark General Store
45 reviews
5.95 km away
Aquinnah Shop Restaurant
90 reviews
1.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Aquinnah Cliffs
302 reviews
1.85 km away
Menemsha Public Beach
108 reviews
4.07 km away
Chilmark Chocolates
62 reviews
5.67 km away
Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)
147 reviews
1.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Aquinnah Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines