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Gay Head Cliffs and Beach, Martha's Vineyard

Aquinnah, Massachusetts

41.348445° N, -70.83495° W

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf


This beach is now off-limits. The adjacent Gay Head Cliffs are a National Landmark and were seriously endangered by climbing on the cliffs and removal of the clay. See nearby Philbin Beach.


10 reviews

West Simsbury, CT
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2017


Nothing like the magic of the cliffs at Gay Head!

Blairstown, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2008


Beautiful and amazing views of the cliffs.

Branford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2017


Awesome seascapes. Clear, beautiful water.

Hanover, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2007


What can I say? The cliffs are breathtaking, the rocks in the water provide hours of entertainment for the kids as do the waves. Not to mention the people watching if you are up for a stroll down the beach....wear your sunglasses:)

Branford, CT
3 reviews
Member since: Feb 2013


Truly a unique and stunningly beautiful area. A must-see!

2 reviews
Member since: May 2016


Just such a beautiful location, easy parking, bit of a drive from oak bluffs but worth the view.

Easthampton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2017


Beautiful with red clay cliffs and fun surf. Good walking beach.

United States
2 reviews
Member since: May 2015


Beautiful and not crowded. Up Island is our favorite for exploring. Plus Menemsha has the best places for lunch!

Lee, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014


We love Katama and we go there the most. It is clean and gorgeous with good waves! But the drive to Aquinnah and the Gay Head Cliffs is well worth the cost of parking and the drive. The cliffs are gorgeous and not to be missed!

Weymouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2013


Beautiful Beach!!! A slice of heaven!!

Gay Head Cliffs and Beach Vacation Rentals

ID 17641
3 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 6
Walk to Beautiful Island Beach from This Secluded Retreat
Walk to Beautiful Island Beach from This Secluded Retreat
Distance to beach: 5 minute walk to Moshup's Beach and the Cliffs