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Gay Head Public (Moshup Beach), Martha's Vineyard

Aquinnah, MA

41.34456° N, -70.83623° W

Where: off Moshup Trail, Aquinnah View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

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Good for: Skimboarding, Swimming, Walking


A ten minute walk from the parking lot, Moshup is a beach with soft sand good surf. The setting cannot be beat as the beautiful Gay Head Cliffs serve as a backdrop to this exquisite stretch of beach. Don't be surprised if you come across some nude sunbathers, as nude sunbathing is allowed at the far end of the beach.


4 total reviews

Brooklyn, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Feb 2012


Not as popular as the others and great relaxing out there.

New Britain, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2018


Beautiful surf and sand ( and the guys love the nude beach?).

Sparta, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018


Short walk down to the beach with view of ocean, beautiful place to watch the sunset.

Hyattsville, MD
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013


This beach had big boulders in the water, it was near the lighthouse, there was a really nice restaurant at the top of the hill with spectacular views. The beach was simply spectacular against the clay cliffs.

Gay Head Public (Moshup Beach) Vacation Rentals

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
Stunning 180 degree water views! New to the market and reduced price for remaining July dates.
ID 8881
4 BR
3 baths
Sleeps 8
Ocean View, Walk to the Beach, and Pet Friendly
Ocean View, Walk to the Beach, and Pet Friendly
Distance to beach: 8 min. walk -toes in Atlantic, sandy Philbin Beach
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