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. World's Top 10 Spectacular Cliff-Side Beaches.

10. Maya Bay (Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand)

Maya Bay (Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand)

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 Beach (Greece)

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 the Praia 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.



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