White Cliffs of Dover, St Margaret's at Cliffe (with Map & Photos)

From the coast of France, in the Strait of Dover, a gigantic white wall can be seen on the opposite coast of England. Are the White Cliffs of Dover, a curious geological formation composed Chalk it reaches up to 106 meters high:

White Cliffs of Dover
White Cliffs of Dover

Between the cities of Seaford and Eastbourne, the Sussex coast in southern England, the White Cliffs of Dover make up a coastal landscape with abrupt all-white falls, in an area that remains almost intact and untouched by man. They are located on the Strait of Dover, within a natural park ( Seven Sisters Country Park, some 280 hectares of almost virgin coastline with picturesque green undulations that are abruptly interrupted by the falls to the sea.

White Cliffs of Dover
White Cliffs of Dover

The cliffs reach up to 106 meters high, and have a particular white color due to the composition of chalk (calcium carbonate), which is exposed due to the effect of the constant erosion of the sea. They recommend, of course, not approaching less than five meters from the edge of the cliff, due to the fragility of the formation, a not minor detail for those who want to enjoy nature without exposing themselves to unnecessary risks.

White Cliffs of Dover
White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are a true natural wall with a special value for the United Kingdom, in an area where historically the territory was dangerously close to the continent, with invasions being a constant threat. Today the region is a popular destination for outdoor recreational activities. Hikes, wildlife observation, cycling, and even canoeing in the spectacular setting of the cliffs, are an attraction for thousands of visitors a year.

White Cliffs of Dover Map