World’s Top 10 Spectacular Cliff-Side Beaches.

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19 November 2015

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A long sandy beach with an infinite stretch of blue in front: very little is more pleasing to the senses. What can be more sensuous than this? Perhaps, a little drama, created by rocky cliffs, tower over the shore, with foamy waves crashing against them. There is something surreal in such an ambience, something ethereal. Let us take a look at 10 Cliff-Side Beaches around the World.

10. Maya Bay – Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand

Cliff-Side Beaches Around The World
The Maya Bay is located along the Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi Leh, one of the islands of the Phi Phi archipelago in southern Thailand’s Krabi province, located in the Andaman Sea. The island has a ring of limestone hills that stand tall and steep and surround the blue waters of. This is one of the most exotic cliff-side beaches around the world, and can be reached by boat within about an hour.

9. Navagio Beach – Greece

Navagio Cliffside Beach
The Navagio Beach, also known as the Shipwreck Beach, meanders along the exposed Smugglers Cove. It is located on the north-west shore of Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands of Greece. This pristine beach is a secluded one which can be reached only by boat. The main feature of this beach are its limestone cliffs that define the white beach. The Navagio is also noted as a BASE jumping location.

8. Tropea Beach – Italy

Tropea Beach - Italy
The town of Tropea is a famous bathing place, known all around the world, located in Calabria, southern Italy at its toe, in the gulf of St. Euphemia. Its beach is one of the most unique cliff-side beaches around the world, as the town is on top of a reef, and looks down upon the clear blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the clifftop that stands gloriously on this one-of-a-kind beach.

7. As Catedrais Beach – Spain

As Catedrais Beach - Spain
The As Catedrais Beach, which means Beach of the Cathedrals, is the common name for thePraia de Augas Santas, which is located on the Cantabric coast in Galicia, in Spain. One of the most striking of all cliff-side beaches around the world, the name of this beach is derived from the cliffs formed on the beach, which is also dotted with natural arches and caves, which together look like cathedrals.

6. Étretat Beach – France

Étretat Beach - France
The commune of Étretat is located in the north-west of France, on the coast of the Pays de Caux area. The beach lies by the natural cliffs, including three natural arches which have been formed from the chalky cliffs. The wide beach lies in front of the beautiful resort town, renowned for the cliffs, arches and the pointed “needle”, which together served as an inspiration to many artists.

5. Dias Beach – South Africa

Dias Beach - South Africa
The Dias Beach is located in the Cape Point Nature Reserve of South Africa, and is one of the most stunning cliff-side beaches around the world, lying about an hour’s drive away from Cape Town. The seclusion offered by this beach in the wild cape is one of the main features which attracts tourists was called the Cape of Storms by Bartolomeu Dias. The cliffs offer perfect hike down to the shore.

4. Hālona Beach – Hawaiian Island

Halona Blowhole Beach - Hawaiian Island
The Hālona Beach is along the Hālona Blowhole, a rock formation and blowhole on theHawaiian island of Oahu at the Hālona Point. The beach and its rocky cliff overlook the Pacific Ocean. The wildness of the beach comes alive on windy days or days of high tides, when the ocean waves come crashing on the rock formation that shoots the sea spray into the air, through the cave like a geyser.

3. El Nido – Philippines

El Nido Beach
The Municipality of El Nido is a managed resource protected area located in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan. Its beach, described by CNNGo as the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines because of its extraordinary natural splendour and ecosystem, outlines the Bacuit Bay. Defined by limestone karst cliffs and rocks, it is one of the best cliff-side beaches around the world.

2. Varkala Beach – India

Varkala Beach - India
The Varkala Beach, also called the Papanasam Beach, is located in Varkala of Thiruvanthapuram, in Kerala, India, along the Arabian Sea. One of the most picturesque cliff-side beaches in the world, it is one of the few places where the hills come close to the sea, as the cliffs merge with the rough waters. A dip in the waters of the beach is believed to wash away all the sins in the life of a person.

1. Little Bay Beach

Beautiful Little Bay Beach
Little Bay Beach is located in the British overseas territory of Anguilla may in the Caribbean. It is one of the one of the most rewarding of all cliff-side beaches around the world, with a high and vertical cliff, as well as one of the most remote beaches, accessible only by boat or rope. The adventurous tourists choose to climb down the rope along the length of the rocky cliff that offers natural grips.

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