Sea Arches

Our world is filled with incredible natural phenomena and sea arches are surely one of them. They are basically coastal erosional features where the soft rock portion of a cliff is eroded out over millions of years due to the hard hits of the coastal waves and the hard portion of the rock bed stays strong at its place due to its resistance. The famous sea arches in the world can be seen at those places where the coast is a bit rocky and it has undergone deep erosion leading to the development of wave-cut platforms. These tunnel-like features do not only look spectacular but can also be accessed to witness them up close and personal. The tourist must-see, the photographers’ delight, and major features of the dramatic coastline, below are some of the best sea arches in the world that are loved by beachcombers and photographers. 

Most Beautiful Sea Arches In The World That Are Just Incredible:

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas:

Locally known as ‘El Arco’ which translates to ‘the arch’ in Spanish, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas locates at the tip of the Baja Peninsula near Cabo San Lucas that is known as the Land’s end. Situating at the confluence of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, this is one of the most beautiful sea arches in the world. The arch’s breathtaking and graceful silhouette has made tourists around the world flock here and it is also a popular meeting area for the sea lions. To have access to this beautiful piece of natural architecture, one has to embark on a boat taxi journey from the marina of Cabo San Lucas. Upon reaching there, catch a glass-bottom boat or a private yacht to soak in the beauty of the surreal natural arch and to watch the sea life. 

Blue Caves, Zakynthos, Greece:

The magnificent Blue Caves get their name due to the surprisingly blue color of the water that the caves reflect. Zakynthos is a beautiful island, rather, one of the largest islands in the Ionian Sea, and boasts many beautiful landscapes. But the most impeccable features that it boasts are the Blue Caves. The arches here have been formed due to thousands of years of erosions and you can only access some of the caves by taking a boat ride. Experience a magical atmosphere during the sunrise and sunset when the striking blue of the water mixed with the orange of the sun gets reflected and a surreal ambiance is created. There are some caves in the Blue Caves group that can be accessed by divers and expert swimmers. In this context, let us also tell you that, the Blue Caves are also one of the finest locations for diving. 

Durdle Door, Dorset, England:

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Durdle Door is perhaps one of the most beautiful places to see in the world. Locating on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England, this arch stands beautifully vertically jutting out of the sea and it is a privately owned feature. Studies say that this natural arch was formed some 140 million years ago and it is the place where one can just soak in the stunning views of the arch or can indulge in everything from rock-pooling to camping to photography. A 120-meter long isthmus joins the arch to the land and it is accessible by foot. Durdle Door is open for a public visit round the year and carved out of Portland limestone, it is arguably the most famous stone arch in the whole world. Escape the crowd of the city and explore the arch, cliffs, and coves for an unforgettable experience.

Legzira Beach Sea Arch, Morocco:

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Giant, supremely imposing, and one of the most picturesque rock arches in the world, the sea arch at Legzira Beach is a result of decades after decades of erosion and is accessible during the low tide too. During the September 2016 erosion episode, two of the other iconic arches got collapsed and this rock arch is the last one left for the visitors to explore. For the most heavenly experience, visit the beach during sunset when the arches turn intense red and kind of look hallucinating. A quiet getaway that is great for sitting down and relaxing, this sea-worn archway is one of the most breathtaking sea arches to visit in the world.

Es Pontas, Mallorca:

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Locating off the coast of Mallorca in Spain, the beautiful Es Pontas natural arch is pretty with its surrounding azure water and marvelous scenery. The arch is accessible from the town of Santanyi and it is well worth a visit. Many people have also tried to climb the mammoth rock formation but it is considered as one of the hardest ones to scale. It locates between the Cala Satanyi and Cala Llombards along the southeastern coast of Mallorca and one can easily reach there following the signs to Cala Santanyi and then to Es Pontas. Embark on a short walk through the rocky terrain and experience the grand beauty of the rocky arch.

This is worth knowing that all the natural sea arches will collapse and disappear one day as the sea waves will never cease to erode the rocks. So do not waste your time and rush straight to these utterly gorgeous sea landforms and look for yourself how majestic they are and what a great architect our mother nature is. 

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