When traveling to Martha’s Vineyard, a trip to scenic Aquinnah is a must. The area is home to the incredible Gay Head Clay Cliffs and a quiet, natural serenity. Adding to the area’s classic New England charm, the Gay Head Lighthouse stands guard on Aquinnah and is just minutes from the beaches.
Aquinnah Public Beach (also known as Moshup Beach)
On lists including Coastal Living Magazine’s “Top U.S. Walking Beaches” and Travel Channel’s “Best Beaches in America,” this beautiful beach is known for its white sand, clear water, and proximity to the stunning cliffs. It has soft surf on most days and is located along the South Shore, just off Moshup Trail. Pay parking is a 10 minute walk to the beach.
A pristine South Shore beach reserved for Gay Head residents and renters, this beach is known for its surf and is popular among surfboarders. Located off Moshup Trail, there is limited parking here and a permit is required.
Free and open to the public, Lobsterville Beach sprawls along the Vineyard Sound for two miles of beach and dune. This popular fishing and bird watching beach can be accessed via Lobsterville Road, but parking on the road is prohibited.