Amazing Cliffside Beaches

Beaches with white sandy stretches and serene ambiance are lovely and relaxing. But if you’re an adventurous person who loves to see amazing sights, those kinds of beaches are not for you.

If you’re into adventurous beach trips that involve hiking, climbing, or boating before seeing the wonderful scenery, then going to beaches with towering cliffs is the best for you. However, these kinds of beaches are not recommended for swimming but the sight to see is truly breathtaking. If you want to experience this kind of beach on your next trip, here are some of the amazing Cliffside beaches you can visit.

Maya Bay


Maya Bay is a pristine beach located in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand which is an archipelago of six islands. This beach is surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. This can be a spectacular destination for your next beach vacation.

Navagio Beach, Island of Zakynthos

zakintos beach

Navagio Beach is located on the Ionian Island of Zakynthos. It is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Greece. It is a secluded beach and the only way to reach it is by riding a boat.

Tyrrhenian Sea

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The Tyrrhenian Sea is located in Italy along the Calabrian Coast. It is not a remote and windswept beach because the clifftop town of Tropea looks down on the clear sea.

As Catedrais Beach


As Catedrais beach is located in Spain along the Galician coastline near Ribadeo. The cliff features a naturally carved arch that resembles a cathedral. You’ll have a wonderful time taking photos in this beach.

Dias Beach


Dias beach can be found in the wild South African cape. This beach was also called the Cape of Storms in 1488 by Bartolomeu Dias who is an explorer. You’ll be able to see amazing scenery when you hike down the shore. However, the wild waves on this beach make swimming dangerous.

Fernando de Noronha


Fernando de Noronha beach is one of the national marine parks in Brazil. Aside from the amazing cliffs on this beach, it is also a great and peaceful place where you can enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing.

El Nido

El Nido is located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. There are lots of beaches and lagoon on this island and they are tucked-in limestone karst cliffs. You’ll be able to enjoy admiring these cliffs when you go on a boat ride. This island also offers crystal clear water where you can swim and go snorkeling.

Etretat, France

Etretat, France

Etretat in France has a wide beachfront which has a dramatic cliff formation. There are natural arches that have emerged from its chalky cliffs. This scenery inspired Claude Monet and other impressionists.

Porto Katsiki

Porto Katsiki

Porto Katsiki is a beach located on the Ionian Island of Lefkada. There are lots of sunbathers who go here by boat. There is also a parking area above the cliffs but the road to the beach is narrow and it can get very tight during peak seasons. If you want to enjoy this beach without many people, it’s better to arrive early or late. You can also choose to visit here during off-seasons to enjoy the beach more.

Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha

The Praia da Marinha beach is located near Lagoa on southern Portugal’s Algarve coast. It features magnificent rock formations and calm waters. It’s easy to go here because there’s a parking space above the beach and a staircase going down to the beach. There’s no need to hike the rocky formations.

Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque is located at the end of Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula. It features red cliffs and white sandy beaches. But before you can reach this beach, you’ll need to ride a four-wheel drive to pass through the rough road which takes about more than three hours from Broome. Though it’s quite an adventure to go here, it’s worth it because the view is amazing and you’ll surely be able to relax, take photos along the cliffs, and go snorkeling here.

Little Bay Beach

Little Bay Beach

To be able to go to the Little Bay Beach, you can ride a boat or climb and hike by the cliff. If you choose to be more adventurous and climb the cliff, there’s a rope that runs the length of the cliff. This is used to help climbers go down the beach. You can also navigate on your own by holding on to the natural grips of the rocks, but be careful.

The Mayan fortress city of Tulum

The Mayan fortress city of Tulum

If you want a one-of-a-kind beach experience, then you should visit the ancient Mayan fortress city of Tulum. It is perched over the Caribbean Sea. It’s like going back to the ancient times and there are lots of wonderful photos you can take in this beach.  

These Cliffside beaches will truly give you a wonderful and adventurous vacation. So, have you decided where to spend your next beach trip?