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State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aquinnah clay cliffs aka Gay Head cliffs. This area is one of the earliest sites of whaling. The Wampanoag tribe members harvested whales from small boats and the shore, using harpoons, long before the 19th-century industry of whaling became the major maritime industry of Martha's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paularusia
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The view from the Lookout towards the Cliff and Gay Point Lighthouse was purely magical. We were lucky to have a perfect view of the cliff since it was clear blue sky despite frigid temperature. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Abram293
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

An absolute must!! Drive, public transit, rent a car, Uber whatever you have to do to see this place! The history is great and almost 360 degree water views. Chilly this time of you year but well worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank askinsdunn
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We took the public transportation on the island to the cliffs. It was about 45 minutes to an 1 hour to get there but it was nice when we arrived. There was about 100 people there as we traveled out of season. With a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank volendamnewyork
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Mother Nature at her best. All you need is this view from the lookout and the wind blowing through your hair. There are a couple of little shops but they aren’t necessary.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

The Overlook is a perfect location to take in the majestic view of Gay Point Light and the Aquinnah Cliffs. There are some quaint shops at the overlook location which also provides a wonderful view of the South shore. A perfect spot to sit and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ronald T
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a “must see” on Martha’s Vineyard. The cliffs are beautiful. The light house there is beautiful. The views are amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jwhuntley
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

When visiting Martha’s Vineyard, rent a car and drive the island. Highest on the places to visit are the Aquinnah Cliffs, a stunning interface between a mighty ocean bent on destruction, and a shoreline determined to withstand it. Above all stands a lighthouse whose warnings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Be sure to visit the lighthouse as part of your visit. Very knowledgeable staff regarding the history and local area updates.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve Z
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

While touring Martha's Vineyard we had a stop to see the cliff. Definitely worth your while to stop here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jen H
12 July 2018|
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Response from lintontrio | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot that is $20 for the he day. Usually if you are there by noon you are good.
29 July 2016|
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Response from Constance M | 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
20 June 2016|
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Response from Constance M | 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