Last week, the famous Azure Window, a sea arch, in Malta crumbled away after being pummeled by a storm. But all is not lost, we bring you a list of five unique rock formation that you can still visit.
Blue Caves, Zakynthos, Greece
The rocks are white and stark, the waters, blue and tranquil reflecting the skies. It is hard to resist the pull of the Blue Caves in Zakynthos in Greece. The arches were created by erosion over the years. You can hire a boat or better still dive into these waters while on a trip.
Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
This natural archway is one of the most photographed spots in New Zealand. Perfect for a leisurely walk or swim, the Cathedral Cove is gigantic. You can either go on a boat or walk it up from the beautiful Hahei Beach.
Es Pontas, Majorca
Off the southeastern part of Majorca, Spain, is Es Pontas, a natural arch that will invite you to try and walk it up. But then, there are many who are just happy to watch it from a distance.
Etretat is best known for its chalk cliffs and the three natural arches and the pointed formation called L'Aiguille or the Needle. Needless to say, thousands flock here to see these arches.
Durdle Door, Dorset
Durdle Door arch and beach are privately owned and part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. There is a footpath through the hill from Lulworth Cove or through the beach.