Some are really high, some have houses carved into them, some have waves crashing at the bottom, but all of these cliffs can be summarized in one word…epic! Although you’ll probably never seen all of these in real life, we’re about give you the second best thing, a round-the-world-from-the-comfort-of-your-home trip to see 25 amazing cliffs that will leave your jaw hanging open!
Kalaupapa Cliffs (USA)
Found in Hawaii these are the highest sea cliffs in the world. Perhaps not surprisingly the only way up is to hike!
Torres del Paine (Chile)
The name of this incredible rock formation comes from the Spanish word for “tower” and the Tehuelche Indian word for “blue”. In the right light you’ll understand why!
Étretat Cliffs (France)
These stunning cliffs can be found along the Alabaster Coast of France.
During the wars for Spain this Moorish stronghold was one of the last to be retaken by the Spaniards. Just looking at the cliffs might give some hints as to why. And oh yea, bullfighting was born here.
The White Cliffs of Dover (England)
Stretching out near the city of Dover, these cliffs can be seen from all the way across the English Channel in France.
These jagged cliffs mark Europe’s westernmost border. They are also Europe’s largest bird cliff with nearly 40% of the world population of some species calling these cliffs home!
Beachy Head (England)
England’s highest chalk cliffs have a dark side – they are one of the top suicide spots in the world.
This quaint little enclave is hidden between foreboding cliffs and sparkling blue water. You’d have a hard time finding a more amazing view!
Paracas Sea Cliffs (Peru)
Found in Paracas National Reserve, numerous animal species make these cliffs their home.
Al Hajjara (Yemen)
Fortunately for visitors, this mountain town is not only one of the most stunning, but also one of the most accessible in Yemen.
This Greek island has numerous cliffs, especially around its capital, Fira.
Mesa Verde (USA)
Found in Colorado, these ancient cliffs are home to dwellings that were cut out by the Anasazi people.
Great Trango Tower (Pakistan)
This amazing piece of geography features what is possibly the highest vertical drop on the planet at over 20,000 feet (~6,200 m)
Flaming Cliffs (Mongolia)
While these cliffs are a sight to behold they are also in one of the most remote places on Earth. So good luck getting there.
To see the waves crashing below this beautiful coastal village is a bit surreal.
Acantilados de Los Gigantes (Spain)
In Spanish their name translates to “Cliffs of the Giants” and one look should be enough to tell you why!
Half Dome (USA)
Possibly one of the most recognizable rock formations on Earth, Half Dome is found in California’s Yosemite National Park.
Lokrum Island (Croatia)
Just off the coast of Croatia, this island is famous for two things – wild peacocks and crazy cliff diving!
Mount Asgard (Canada)
Although it sounds like something out of Lord of the Rings, this a real place. In fact, you may recognize it from the BASE jumping scene of the James Bond film “A Spy Who Loved Me”.
There is actually a small village built into the side of this cliff!
Castellfollit de la Roca (Spain)
Here is another village built into a cliff except this time all the houses are made out of volcanic rock!
Cabo Girao (Portugal)
Found along the southern coast of Madeira, these cliffs are a popular lookout point.
Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
These cliffs take their name from an old fortification that used to stand in the region.
Bunda Cliffs (Australia)
These cliffs extend for an incredible 100 km along the Great Australian Bight.
There is perhaps no cliff more famous, visited, or sweaty-palm-inducing than this Norwegian monster.