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Gay Head Cliffs and Beach, Martha's Vineyard

Aquinnah, MA

41.348445° N, -70.83495° W

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

About

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.

Reviews

2 rated reviews | 12 total reviews


Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2018

8/11/2019

Aquinnah has been our sentimental favorite of the many beautiful beaches on MV. The combination of rugged coastline, enchanting clay cliffs with an array of colors, changing with the light, the relative remoteness of the place (meaning fewer crowds), the charming lighthouse and dramatic sea views, friendliness of the locals working there--all contribute to the unique beauty and peace of the place. Any time of the day is a good one to visit...


San Francisco, CA
1 review
Member since: Apr 2019

10/19/2018

We love the ruggedness of this edge of the Vineyard -- it feels timeless, and it's beautiful.


West Simsbury, CT
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2017

8/31/2018

Nothing like the magic of the cliffs at Gay Head!


Blairstown, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2008

7/15/2018

Beautiful and amazing views of the cliffs.


Branford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2017

8/13/2017

Awesome seascapes. Clear, beautiful water.


Hanover, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2007

7/31/2017

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

7/16/2016

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


2 reviews
Member since: May 2016

6/12/2016

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

8/6/2015

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


United States
2 reviews
Member since: May 2015

8/2/2015

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

9/9/2014

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

8/24/2013

Beautiful Beach!!! A slice of heaven!!

Gay Head Cliffs and Beach Vacation Rentals

Aquinnah
ID 32617
4 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
180 Degree Views of the Vineyard Sound! Gorgeous new home!
180 Degree Views of the Vineyard Sound! Gorgeous new home!
Distance to beach: 6/10 mi To Gay Head Cliffs and Beach and Philbin Beach, Lobsterville Beach

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