1. Cliffs Of Moher, Ireland
The impressive cliffs rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean and reach a maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft). With almost 1 million visitors a year, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland most famous attractions.
2. Kalaupapa Cliffs, Hawaii, United States
Located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the Molokai island of Hawaii, the Kalaupapa Cliffs are the highest sea cliffs in the world with a height of 1,010 meters (3,315 feet). The cliffs cannot be reached by car and visitors are transported by trail descending along the cliffs to Kalaupapa village.
3. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is a Greek island on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Fira, the capital of Santorini, is located on the edge of the 400 meters (1,300 ft) high sea cliffs.
4. Acantilados de Los Gigantes, Spain
Spanish for “Cliffs of the Giants”, those cliffs are located along the western coast of Tenerife. They are vertical walls reaching heights of 500 meters.
5. Cabo Girao, Portugal
These sea cliffs are located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. Cabo Girão is a popular lookout point reaching a height of 570 meters (1,870 ft).
6. Bunda Cliffs, Australia
The Bunda cliffs are 60 meters (200 ft) to 120 meters (400 ft) high and extend for the incredible length of around 100 km along the Great Australian Bight near its northern extremity.
7. Látrabjarg, Iceland
Látrabjarg marks the western-most part of Europe. The huge cliffs are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. It is vital for their survival as it hosts up to 40% of the world population for some species. It is Europe’s largest bird cliff, 14 km long and up to 440 meters high.
8. White Cliffs of Dover, England
The White Cliffs of Dover are cliffs which form part of the English coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. The cliff reaches up to 110 meters (350 ft) and owes its striking façade to its composition of chalk accentuated by streaks of black flint. The cliffs spread east and west from the town of Dover in the county of Kent.
9. Paracas Sea Cliffs, Peru
Paracas National Reserve is a popular nature reserve and beach destination on the southern coast of Peru. The reserve is home to many species of wildlife, particularly birds, which are largely concentrated at the water’s edge. The sea cliffs that fringe the beaches provide home to thousands of these.
10. Étretat, France
Located in Normandie, in west of France, Étretat is a small coastal village best known for its cliffs, including the famous natural arches. Two of the arches can be seen from the town, a third requires a walk at low tide. The spectacular sea cliffs attracted famous artists including Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.