Gay Head, Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

The town of Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard is better known for the Gay Head Cliffs and Lightouse. The colors of the cliffs are spectacular because of the clay in the earth. At the bottom of the cliffs is a beach known as Lucy Vincent Beach (formerly Jungle Beach) named for the lack of clothing worn. It’s one of the few nude beaches left in the US. Aquinnah is also celebrated as a center for the “Wampanoag Indian” culture.  Approximately one third of the Town’s voters are Wampanoag. If you ever take a trip to the Island you must take a drive out to this end. It is absolutely spectacular!

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