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Whether next to the coast or in mountainous regions, few things make for more dramatic and awe inspiring sights than cliffs. Natural erosion and weathering, along with the different sedimentary rocks that form cliffs ensure that few of these natural wonders look the same. Some offer near vertical drops while others provide a great vantage point for viewing their beautiful surroundings, but all of the following cliffs are worth the trip to see.


1. Etretat, France (Photo source: Brigitte Chanson)

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Towering over the Atlantic Ocean in Upper Normandy are the white chalk cliffs of Etretat. These beautiful cliffs are famous for its natural arches and served as inspiration for the paintings of many artists, including Claude Monet.

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2. Ronda, Spain (Photo source: sanigolos)

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The cliffs of Ronda are not only beautiful because of the Guadalevin River that runs between them, but also due to the old town perched precariously on top of them. It is a sight that has inspired many poets and writers, including Ernest Hemingway.

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3. Seven Sisters/Beachy Head, UK (Photo source: Steve Evans)

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Next to the English Channel are a series of beautiful chalk cliffs, called the Seven Sisters. These dramatic white cliffs are caused by the erosion and will be a familiar sight to Windows 7 users as a photo was included as one of the default wallpapers. Beachy Head is found to the immediate east of the Seven Sisters and is the highest chalk sea cliff in all of Britain.
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4. Meteora, Greece (Photo source: agdsanchez)

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The Meteora cliffs in Greece are another great example of natural beauty coupled with human perseverance. Perched on top of these high cliffs are numerous monasteries, accessible by staircases that have been cut into the rock formations. Thankfully, visitors have it easier than the original inhabitants who had to use long ladders or large nets to get up the cliffs.

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5. Mohar, Ireland (Photo source: Lukas Odhner)

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Stretching for five miles along the Atlantic coast, the Cliffs of Mohar offer great views of the Aran Islands as well as Twelve Pins mountain ranges. The cliffs are 702 feet tall at their highest point and their beauty make them one of the most visited natural attractions in Ireland.


6. The Storr, Scotland (Photo source: john mcsporran)

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The cliffs of The Storr, along with the area in front of them are amongst the most photographed landscapes in Scotland, and with good reason. In addition to the incredible views of the cliff face there are also numerous interesting rock structures dotting the landscape.

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7. Sunset Cliffs, San Diego (Photo source: Kavanagh Family)

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Sunset Cliffs, famous for its beautiful sunset vistas, also offer spectacular views of the rugged coastline. The sheer cliffs border the ocean and offer trails that can be enjoyed by adventurous visitors. There are also swimming beaches and surfing spots below these remarkable cliffs.


8. Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona (Photo source: Bureau of Land Management)

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The striking colors of the Vermillion Cliffs are due to the red iron oxide and bluish manganese found in the silt. The cliffs are not only beautiful, but offer a great view of the spectacular landscapes.

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9. Bunda Cliffs, Australia (Photo source: Jakele)

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The Bunda Cliffs are remarkable for their beauty and the fact that they are part of the longest uninterrupted sea cliffs found on earth. They are composed of fossiliferous limestone and several viewing points are set up along the Eyre Highway to provide vantage points for looking out over the cliffs.


10. Trolltunga, Norway (Photo source: Eskil Digernes)

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The cliffs of Troltunga, which literally means Troll’s tongue, features a scenic ledge that is 2,300 feet above the waters below. The trip is definitely not for the faint of heart, but offers a once in a lifetime view of the surrounding area.


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