Top 10 Coastal Wonders Across the World

Top 10 Coastal Wonders Across the World

When the land meets the sea, the collision can result in a dramatic site. Whether it is the precipitous cliffs, a smooth white granite or a hexagonal shaped coast – the view is captivating. Check out these ten natural wonders found on the coast.

10. Capo Vaticano, Italy

The white granite cape is a popular bathing spot in Calabria. White sandy beach, crystal clear and warm water of the Tyrrhenian Sea make it a perfect holiday destination. The cliff is indeed a magnificent natural wonder.

Why go?

The site is very picturesque and a popular bathing spot.

Capo-Photo by Bartuccio Antonino

Photo by Bartuccio Antonino

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9. Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The beach of staggering beauty has been discovered by a wider audience considerably recently. It has been attracting locals for years, but recently it has attracted even Hollywood’s attention and was featured in the movie “Snow White And The Huntsman”.

Why go?

The unspoiled bay features fabulous views to the sea and great facilities and services in the neighboring villages, thus providing a nice vacation for the tourists.

Marloes-Photo by Mike Howe

Photo by Mike Howe

Marloes-Photo by Mike Alexander

Photo by Mike Alexander

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8. Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

The seaside town is a popular tourist destination because of the numerous beach attractions. The rocky coastline fascinates with coves, caves, blowholes and Cathedral Rocks. The beaches are not crowded and suitable for surfing. Kiama is also proud of the Australian Pelicans and even have a statue honoring the birds.

Why go?

The Kiama Blowhole is the most popular site: it can spray water up to 25 m into the air. Bombo Headland is a geological wonder, which features hexagonal columns. In the town you can relax and have fun at cafes, restaurants and wineries after an eventful day outdoors.

Kiama-Photo by Dave Whiteman

Photo by Dave Whiteman

Kiama-Photo by Lop Pa

Photo by Lop Pa

Kiama-Photo by James Cause

Photo by James Cause

7. Étretat, Normandie, France

The commune is situated on the coast of Northern France and is famous for the amazing cliffs. For ages the rocky arches were visited and painted by artists like Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. Today the scenic spot attracts many tourists and photographers.

Why go?

Get to Étretat by bus from Le Havre and Fecamp.

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Étretat-Photo by Jean-Luc Bohin

Photo by Jean-Luc Bohin

6. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Ireland

One of the natural wonders in United Kingdom, protected by UNESCO and National Nature Reserve, the site is indeed breathtaking: 40 000 naturally formed basalt columns don’t look like anything else. Formed 60-50 million years ago, Giant’s Causeway is a result of a volcano eruption. The spot drew attention after its discovery in the 17th century: it had become an object of scientific investigation and tourist attraction ever since.

Why go?

The Giant’s Causeway Visitors Center provides tourists with audio-guides, parking space, cafes, shops and hotel. It can be visited as part of the Northern Ireland tour, which introduces to the beautiful nature and historic locations.

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Giant-Photo by Jim Richardson

Photo by Jim Richardson

Giant-Photo by Scott Cartwright

Photo by Scott Cartwright

5. Scala dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy

Italian island is famous for the turquoise sea and white sandy beaches. However, Scala dei Turchi is unique in this case, since this is a white rock in the southern part of Sicily. Although it is embedded between two sandy beaches, the cliff itself attracts a lot of tourists – its smooth surface is nice to walk on to and admire wonderful views to the horizon.

Why go?

Visitors like to jump into the warm Mediterranean Sea from these white cliffs. There are also natural ponds of Marl that vacationers cover themselves in: it is said to be beneficial for skin.

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Scala

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4. Durdle Door, Dorset, England

A limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast is a natural wonder and defines the dramatic coastline. Durdle Door is a result of erosion and is still exposed to it. The section between Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove is the most popular site in the south west of England.

Why go?

One of the most popular natural sites in England. The beach here is also one of the best in the country.

Durdle-Photo by alberto ptacinsky

Photo by alberto ptacinsky

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3. The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Cliffs of Moher is the most popular natural attraction in Ireland. The approximately 214m (702 ft) tall rocky walls stretch for 8 km (5 mi) along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. On the highest point O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835, provides a great viewpoint, from where the breathtaking vista opens.

Why go?

The site provides incredible views, hiking trails and historic viewpoints. One of the most popular natural attractions in the country must be on a bucket list.

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Moher-Photo by Artistic Globe

Photo by Artistic Globe

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2. Beachy Head, East Sussex, England

This stunning dazzling white chalk headland is a famous feature in the area. At 162 m (531 ft) high it is the highest cliff of the kind in England. The incredibly white shoreline has been helping the sailors to navigate in the English Channel for centuries.

Why go?

Admire the rare natural wonder of bright white rock. Great views to the English Channel open from here. There is also a restaurant with panoramic views.

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1. Nugget Point, Otago, New Zealand

The place is a signature site in Otago. A lighthouse on a tip of a steep rocky point was built in the 19th century and helped the ships to maneuver in this dangerous shore ever since. The Nuggets are these rocky islets, sticking out of the water.

Why go?

The visitors can climb the lighthouse and admire the wonderful panoramic views of a coastline. At the bottom of the headland a colony of seals can be seen. Nugget Point is also home for penguins, gannets, spoonbills, Hector’s dolphins and other animals, that can be comfortably observed from a bird hide.

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Nugget Point lighthouse late evening. The Catlins, Otago, South Island, New Zealand - stock photo, canvas, fine art print

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