Gay Head Lighthouse, Aquinnah

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Martha's Vineyard
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Gay Head Light is a historic lighthouse located on Martha's Vineyard westernmost point off of Lighthouse Road in Aquinnah, Massachusetts.
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  • A gorgeous spot on far west coast, featuring MV’s oldest light house and beautiful beaches! I loved getting back out with my family, as hadn’t been there since “senior week” of college (when we... 
    A gorgeous spot on far west coast, featuring MV’s oldest light house and beautiful beaches! I loved getting back out with my family, as hadn’t been there since “senior week” of college (when we...  more »
  • Adjacent to the Aquinnah cliffs is the Gay Head Light. The lighthouse and the cliffs share the same parking lot. There is a restroom onsite. It is a very short walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse.....  more
    Adjacent to the Aquinnah cliffs is the Gay Head Light. The lighthouse and the cliffs share the same parking lot. There is a restroom onsite. It is a very short walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse.....  more »
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  • Smallish lighthouse. You can climb to the top. Unlike most lighthouses I have visited, there is an outdoor walkway circling the building which you can walk all the way around. Pretty cool. The other unusual thing is that the topmost level allows you to actually be in the room with the light mechanism spinning in it. Great story of how they moved the lighthouse 129 feet to save it from eroding land. Kudos to Elise LeBovit for starting and leading the effort to save the little lighthouse.
  • My son and brother went to the lighthouse they said it was awesome...great view and the top where the lights were was hot like a sauna

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