8. Alamere Falls -
Alamere Falls is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The falls is one of the few waterfalls in the world that directly enters the ocean. The waters of the Alamere Falls dances along the walls of fragile shale cliffs located on the Alamere Creek Beach. The Alamere Creek feeds the waterfalls.
7. McWay Falls -
The McWay Falls is a 24 meters tall waterfall that flows from the McWay Creek in California’s Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It is one of the two waterfalls in the US state that directly enters the ocean.
6. Seven Sisters Falls -
A series of seven waterfalls called the Seven Sisters, the tallest being 250 meters in height, falls off tall coastal cliffs into the waters of a fjord. The system of waterfalls is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Norway and is located along Geirangerfjorden in Norway’s Møre og Romsdal county.
5. Jeongbang Waterfall -
Considered to be one of the 10 scenic wonders of the Jeju Island, the 75 feet high Jeongbang Waterfall falls directly into a sheltered cove of the Korea Strait. A large number of tourists visit this falls every year. The Jeongbang Falls is associated with a number of local legends. One such legend claims that the mythical holy dragon lives underneath the falls and thus the water has the ability to cure diseases.
4. Bowen Falls -
New Zealand hosts a stunning wonder in the form of the Lady Bowen Falls which is a 162-meter tall waterfall falling from the edge of a hanging valley into the head of the Milford Sound. The falls is generated by the Bowen River, a river flowing through northern Fiordland in New Zealand.
3. Mealt Falls -
A picturesque fresh-water lock, the Loch Mealt is located on the Trotternish peninsula’s eastern side in the Scottish Highlands. The loch is quite close to the sea, and at its eastern side, there is a series of spectacular 55 meters tall sea-cliffs. The outflow of the Lock Melt ends in a dramatic waterfall, the Mealt Falls which drops down the sea cliffs.
2. Düden Waterfalls -
The Düden Waterfall is a system of waterfalls in the Antalya province of Turkey which are formed by the water from a recycle station. The waterfalls merge to form the Lower Düden Falls which drops off a rocky cliff to directly enter the Mediterranean Sea.
1. Dunn’s River Falls -
It is a famous waterfall close to Ocho Rios in Jamaica and is one of Caribbean’s major attractions. Thousands of visitors visit the falls every year to be mesmerized by its beauty. The 180 feet tall and 600 feet long waterfalls fall in step-like cascades with small lagoons interspersed between the vertical drops. The Dunns River Falls empties into the Caribbean Sea with an attractive white-sand beach at its western end. Tourists enjoy climbing the waterfalls taking short breaks for video recordings and photographs. The Dunn’s River Falls is surrounded by green vegetation where the climbers take rest after the fun but strenuous climb. Stairs beside the falls facilitate the climbing of those who are unable to climb the rocky terrain.
About the Author
Oishimaya is an Indian native, currently residing in Kolkata. She has earned her Ph.D. degree and is presently engaged in full-time freelance writing and editing. She is an avid reader and travel enthusiast and is sensitively aware of her surroundings, both locally and globally. She loves mingling with people of eclectic cultures and also participates in activities concerning wildlife conservation.
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