Aquinnah, also known by its former name Gay Head, is the site of the most dramatic natural phenomenon on Martha's Vineyard - the Gay Head Cliffs. A must-see for every visitor, the mile-long cliffs of multi-colored clay are a geological wonder. The public beach where the cliffs and ocean meet is awe inspiring.
Aquinnah is the home of the Wampanoag Indian Tribe, which coexists with recent settlers and renters seeking the solitude of the Island's remote western end.
One of the America's first lighthouses was erected atop the cliffs in 1799, where the majestic Gay Head Light now stands.