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.
The site is very picturesque and a popular bathing spot.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get to Étretat by bus from Le Havre and Fecamp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most popular natural sites in England. The beach here is also one of the best in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.