Preikestolen – Norway boasts some of the most majestic scenery in Northern Europe, a land unspoiled by progress and fit for a Tolkien novel. Preikestolen is a popular tourist destination, and not without reason. The sea cliff towers higher than almost any other.
The Cliffs of Moher – Ireland’s Moher sea cliffs are stark as only the British Isles can do stark. They tower over stormy seas, their caps of greenery only emphasizing the naked, eroded rocks below reaching down to the sea.
The White Cliffs of Dover – Dover’s sea cliffs are some of the most famous in the Western world. The brilliant white of the limestone, exposed by millennia of erosion, offers a blinding contrast to the dark motion of the ocean beneath.
Bonifacio – Corisca’s Bonifacio cliffs are considered a wonder of God by the island’s inhabitants. The cliffs have been shaped by wind and rain into formations almost like the turrets of castles, giving it the Italian appellation “well made.”
Half Dome – Yosemite National Park is full of breathtaking natural scenery, but Half Dome stands out even there. It is a single massive spar of rock, and while it does not overlook an ocean the rivers and forests it surveys are just as breathtaking.
Latrabjarg – Northern Europe is infamously cold and hilly, its coast a wrinkled network of mountains and fjords. Latrabjarg is no exception with its thrusting promontory view of the often cloudless coast of Norway.
The Cliffs of Ronda – Ronda overlooks not the ocean but a winding river gorge, but its most striking feature is the city perched on the edges of the chasm. Buildings abut the steep cliff face, clustered close along its edge.
Paracas Sea Cliffs – The Paracas sea cliffs are located on an infamously stormy stretch of the coast of Peru. Pounded by breakers for thousands of years, the cliffs are ragged and broken, a testament to the power of nature.
Bunda Cliffs – Australia’s Bunda Cliffs are rose-colored because of the deposits of sandstone that make up the length of their coast. The pale seawater and the warm cliffs offer a unique palette much pursued by painters and photographers.
The Cliffs of Etretat – The French coastline is full of oddities created by its varying mineral composition and the volatile, changeable currents. Etretat is a natural rock formation, the result of prolonged erosion and intense winds.