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2021 Best Secluded Beach, Martha's Vineyard
We’ve finally ditched the masks. Now it’s time to … ditch the clothes, too? Embrace the Roaring Twenties on this remote stretch of sand and boulders at the foot of the Gay Head Cliffs, where nudity is the norm (though you’ll at least want to bring a pair of sturdy, waterproof shoes for the 10-minute walk from the public Philbin Beach parking lot). Once you get comfy with the clothing-optional dress code, you’ll be able to marvel at the vibrant clay that makes up the cliffs surrounding the beach. Just don’t touch: The natural treasures, sacred among the native Wampanoags, are under environmental protection to thwart erosion.
71 Moshup Trail, Aquinnah, 508-645-2300,