The Island of Martha’s Vineyard is home to five lighthouses. In those five lighthouses you will see many different colored lights including white flashing lights, green flashing lights, red flashing lights, and even a red and white alternating flash.
The oldest lighthouse on the Island, dating from 1799, is the Lighthouse at Gay Head overlooking the Gay Head Cliffs in Aquinnah. The current famous red brick structure is also the oldest lighthouse building on the Island, dating from 1856.
Four of the five lighthouses are easily viewable and accessible. The fifth, Cape Poge, is only accessible over-sand. With the exception of West Chop Lighthouse in Vineyard Haven, all provide tours in-season.
Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouses
Following is a list of Martha Vineyard’s lighthouses:
- Cape Poge Lighthouse – Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
- East Chop Lighthouse – Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
- Edgartown Lighthouse / Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse – Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
- Gay Head Lighthouse – Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
- West Chop Lighthouse – Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, MA