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About The Most Dramatic Sea Cliffs in the World

Unique marine paradise… Wild and rugged, with coves and deserted sandy beaches with crystal clear water and often reachable only by sea, secluded anchorages on the background are the magnificent cliffs and mountains, sometimes with sleeping little ports where you can enjoy fresh fish caught daily, brought by the local fishermen.


What is a sea cliff?


A sea cliff is a steep rock created by erosion along a coast. The word cliff applies to any rocky escarpment, near a coast.


Types of cliffs


We can distinguish:

low cliffs (height less than 2 meters ),

medium cliffs (between 2 and 10 meters) and

high cliffs (over 10 meters). The highest cliffs in the world, Kahiwa Falls , are located in Hawaii on the Molokai Island, and they are about 610 meters high.


Cliff formation


Cliffs are formed:

  by the action of horizontal erosion on an elevated bank

 either by vertical action digging on a substrate rock

 or by a differential erosion on two types of rocks , one being more sensitive than the other. At the foot of the cliffs are usually the remains of their collapse phase in the form of piles of rocks. The importance of these clusters often depends on the sensitivity of the erosion of the rock.


Nesting habitats


Enjoy the close-up views of the beautiful sides of the rock nesting colonies, with binoculars and telescopes provided. If you someday visit a sea cliff, you can closely look and see a basking adder, while at sea, may be porpoises and dolphins. The sea cliffs provide nest sites for about 4,000 birds, including puffins, guillemots, auks and fulmars. Other birds that use this habitat include Peregrines and Ravens. Seabird populations are monitorized not to be bothered and any disturbances to the colony are minimized.


Visitors’ value


The beauty of the reserves with seabird spectacles, operational lighthouses and many sites of geological and of archaeological interest, make the sea cliffs very popular among visitors. These are major tourist attractions to enhance the flow of tourist revenue to islands and seas. If possible, you will be provided support by the local communities and you will be transported to another slower, more relaxing time.


As the cliffs are located along rocky coastlines, being on the top of them offers stunning and spacious views. Sea cliffs are the most beautiful parts of the seas. The array of barren rocks, the reefs and beaches serve as the best opportunities for excellent tours for a day, swimming and romantic vacations. Sea cliffs are good spots, splendid isolations for relaxation and meditation.

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Acantilados de Los Gigantes

"The Giants Rocks" - as translated from the Spanish name of the giant cliffs Acantilado de Los Gigantes are situated on the west coast of Tenerife. Stretched for 10 km the Teno mountain range, the western slope of the volcano Teide has a gentle descent: the island's inhabitants steep basalt cliffs reminiscent of the back of the giants, near the volcano, which gave the name of the mountain format...

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