Water Type: Salt water
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.
Kathy S.Montague, MA3 reviewsMember since: Mar 2008
Gorgeous clay cliffs! the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in the USA
Debbie W.Stanfordville, NY2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2015
Aquinnah is one of our favorite spots on the island, although Wasque on Chappy is a close second. We enjoy both of these beaches for the serenity and lack of crowds.
val t.East Sandwich, MA3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2010
Always has great waves for the kids. The clay cliffs are always a pleasure to look at
Jason D.2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2020
The clay cliffs are breathtaking and the sunsets are the best.
Wayne B.Hamden, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2010
Distinctive clay cliffs, beach walk to a beautiful sunset.
Joyce H.West Orange, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2020
Beautiful sand . Mild ocean waves. Great views. Immaculate restrooms. Plenty of parking.
Lawrence N.Brooklyn, NY2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2018
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...
Barbara S.San Francisco, CA1 reviewMember since: Apr 2019
We love the ruggedness of this edge of the Vineyard -- it feels timeless, and it's beautiful.
Nydia R.West Simsbury, CT3 reviewsMember since: Jan 2017
Nothing like the magic of the cliffs at Gay Head!
ORLANDO S.Blairstown, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2008
Beautiful and amazing views of the cliffs.
Deb J.Branford, CT2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2017
Awesome seascapes. Clear, beautiful water.
Lara T.Hanover, MA3 reviewsMember 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:)
Patricia D.Branford, CT3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2013
Truly a unique and stunningly beautiful area. A must-see!
Lauren D.2 reviewsMember since: May 2016
Just such a beautiful location, easy parking, bit of a drive from oak bluffs but worth the view.
jj J.Easthampton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2017
Beautiful with red clay cliffs and fun surf. Good walking beach.
Jen M.United States2 reviewsMember since: May 2015
Beautiful and not crowded. Up Island is our favorite for exploring. Plus Menemsha has the best places for lunch!
Jeff K.Lee, MA2 reviewsMember 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!
Alysa O.Weymouth, MA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2013
Beautiful Beach!!! A slice of heaven!!