Gay Head Cliffs Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Multihued clay bluffs rise over a sandy beach for exquisite paddling.
At the west end of Martha’s Vineyard, the iconic Gay Head Cliffs have drawn visitors for years. The clay bluffs rise from a sandy beach, exhibiting bands of color that seep in rivulets down the beach when it rains (the popular advice is to see them on a clear day, for the best colors, but they’re spectacular in the rain as well). Most visitors see them from the viewing platform above, but quite a few also make the trek down to the beach, including sunbathers seeking the clothing-optional experience at the far east end.
Since the area is shallow and rocky, most boats keep their distance, but sea kayakers have a unique and privileged perspective. Try not to gawk at the nude sunbathers and keep on paddling."