Gay Head Cliffs

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Gay Head Cliffs

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The Gay Head Cliffs are a national landmark. The beautiful, colorful layers of clay make up the cliffs. It has been said that fossil bones of whales, camels and wild horses have been found in the cliff layers. The Gay Head Lighthouse is perched atop the cliffs. It is the only working lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard. The Gay Head lighthouse was built in 1856. The lighthouse is opened for tours and several events have been located on its grounds including weddings.


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