The western portion of Martha's Vineyard is marked by boulders, sand, and clay deposits from the glacier. But nothing is more dramatic than the colorful cliffs of clay at Aquinnah (Gay Head). The cliffs are open for public viewing, from a high point near the Gay Head Lighthouse. From this vantage point, there is water on three sides, and Noman's Land can be seen to the south and the Elizabeth Islands are on the opposite horizon. The cliffs and the beach below, as well as the hills and land around Gay Head, are the property of the Wampanoag Tribe, the largest collection of Native Americans in Massachusetts. There are more than 1530 members listed on tribal rolls; 300 of those live on Martha's Vineyard. There are seasonal shops on the hill leading to the viewing of the cliffs and the Aquinnah Cultural Center across from it offer tribal cultural events for both the general public and tribe members. And, although Aquinnah is far from local grocery stores, Orange Peel Bakery owned by a tribal member has a wide selection of baked goods and popular seasonal outdoor pizza nights.

For more information about Aquinnah or any questions, contact Sandpiper Realty. Our agents have the best experience and real estate knowledge on Martha's Vineyard.


Send A Message

Do not fill in this field:
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.