As a way to celebrate all the goodness of Earth, we are announcing an image collection that features the 50 Most Beautiful Places.
The jagged layers of the cliffs are made of 300 million year old deposits of shale, sandstone, and siltstone. The sandstone is extremely susceptible to coastal erosion from the ocean currents and changing tides. This erosion over time has given the cliffs their famous texture and form. Eventually the rocks that fall away from the cliff face deteriorate from the ocean waves at the bottom but sometimes the debris that falls from the cliffs can collect together and build sea stacks or sea stumps that rise out of the ocean water. Like the famous Branaunmore Sea Stack pictured below.
The cliff side is in a constant state of change from the coastal erosion and may look subtly different annually. Overall, the cliffs are a popular destination in Ireland for both tourists and locals therefore earning a spot at number 50 in our countdown of the 50 Most Beautiful Places.