The clay cliffs change from blood red and burnt orange to chalky white as you walk down the shore, and the beach becomes rockier and more raw as you go as well. Gayhead is just the perfect place to go for a long, relaxing day at the beach with pretty much nothing else to do very nearby.
Make sure to bring a day's worth of supplies down to the water with you, including food and entertainment, as once you're there you won't feel like hiking back up the 15-minute footpath to the parking lot!
You can check out this web site for more information on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard.
New York City, New York
September 9, 2002
From journal A Perfect Summer Week in Martha's Vineyard