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Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)

Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
+1 508-627-4441
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The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic reminders of a bygone age, but are working beacons that still send a light out into the night. Beyond their important functional role, these structures also offer visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound, the simple elegance of Edgartown Harbor & Chappaquiddick, and the majestic cliffs of Aquinnah. The Gay Head Lighthouse is open seasonally. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on Aquinnah Circle. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses do have routes to the lighthouse.
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Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
+1 508-627-4441

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was wonderful, from the knowledgeable staff to the views! I'm afraid of height but I conquered my fear that day haha! Well worth the small fee, it was awesome to experience the history of the light.

Thank zzznorlax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aquinnah cliffs, the shops, the restaurant and the Gay Head Lighthouse, make that attraction unique. The many views are spectacular. The lighthouse is open daily to the public from 7/1 to 10/10. This lighthouse has been moved 129 ft. from the original location on...More

Thank Ladope
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful area and a great place to look around and take pictures. We just love the lighthouses on the island

Thank karen29len
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love Gay Head lighthouse and the breathtaking cliffs at Aquinnah. This is a great place to eat and shops along the cliffs. Also, there is a great stretch of beach with beautiful views.

Thank G R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard was a quick photo op with our bus driver. We were allowed to take pictures in passing. In 1998, the town nearest the lighthouse changed its name from Gay Head to Aquinnah, the Wampanoag name for “end of...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Loved my visit to Gay Head Light. Probably one of my favorite lighthouses so far (been trying to see all the Cape and Islands Light Houses.

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Stunning views all around! I love the history of it all and the fact that the shops (not open off-season) are all run by members of the tribe. There's a beautiful park out front and access to a few different trails that go beachside or...More

Thank shelleyeve
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The weather was so beautiful for September that this tour was a must. The lighthouse is rich in history. It had been moved further inland due to erosion and will have to be moved yet again in the future. The beach down below is a...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A beautiful setting on the Gay Head cliffs. The lighthouse has been moved back from the cliffs due to erosion. This should keep it safe for the next 150 years.

Thank bobb420ret
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We wanted to see all 5 lighthouses on MV/Chappy so we started here. So beautiful. Such an amazing view and super easy to get to. Go - this is great scenery!

Thank snow_beach
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