Strolling along the coastline, you may encounter a rock standing tall in the sea, and most people wonder what they are, how it got its way there or what’s holding them on the ground, and that’s what is referred to as a sea stack. Well, the world was made beautiful and with so many things to wonder about and admire.
The sea stack is formed in a more hilarious but natural way when the headland is caused to erode by water and wind crashing against the rocks. Some sea stacks are accessible as they can be found on the sidelines of the sea, but others are located at the farthest point of the sea and can only be accessed by use of motorboats or ships.
If you have gotten close to a sea stack, you should count yourself lucky; if you have not, it’s never too late. Just find a way of visiting a sea with several accessible sea stacks; they are amazing wonders of the world and these are ten of the most amazing…
Kicker Rock, Galapagos –Ecuador
Also known as the sleeping lion is a rocky formation in Isla San Cristobal, a beautiful sea stack situated in the middle of the sea. The most amazing thing about it is that one side is too short for people to climb, and the other is too high. Divers enthusiast has used the sea stack as a diving destination. The rock is 152 meters long, and it’s a haven for a variety of seabirds.
Sail Rock- Russia
Found in the black sea of Russia is the magnificent Sail Rock by a look of it, it seems to look like a ship’s sail, and that’s where its name came from. It has a sheer vertical slope near the shore of the sea, measuring 20 m wide and 20m long.
The Rock was declared as a national monument on November 24, 1971, by the Gelendzhik government, and its protection was entrusted to the rural council of Divnomorskiy.
Ball Pyramid – Australia
As an erosional remnant of a shield volcano that was formed 6.4 million years ago. It covers 20 km southwest of the Lord Howe Island Pacific Ocean. It’s one of the tallest sea stacks, 562 meters high, 1100 meters in length, and 300 meters wide.
The pyramid was named after the famous Henry Lidgbird Ball, who reported it in 1788.
The Twelve Apostles- Australia
These sea stacks standing tall and close to each other on the coastline of Australia are just amazing wonders of the world. Their proximity to each other has made the spot a tourist attraction.
They were 12 sea stacks hence the name twelve apostles, but to date, only eight are left after the other four collapsed in the sea.
Tri Brata, Russia
The three sea stacks that lie next to each other are regarded as a symbol of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the great city of Kamchatka Krai, Russia.
They are situated at the main entrance of the Avacha Bay. The name Tri Brata is Asian, meaning Three Brothers.
Hvítserkur, Vatnsnes peninsula – Iceland
On the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes Peninsula lies this magnificent sea stack. Unlike other stacks that are too tall, this one here is just 15 meters long, and it has two holes at the base that resemble a dragon enjoying a drink. This stack is home to different species of sea birds, such as fulmars and gulls.
Ko Tapu, Thailand
Thailand is home to several spectacular sea stacks. It’s 66 feet tall and 4 meters wide. The stack is accessible from Khao Phing Kan, a pair of islands on the west coast of Thai as it lies 40 meters from the island.
Lange Anna- Germany
Also known as ‘ Tall Anna’, it is an amazing sea stack that is 47 meters tall and found in the Buntsandstein at the shores of the North Sea Island of Helgoland.
Just like Old Man Hoy, this stack was also declared a natural monument. Although tourists cannot climb, they can view it from a distance.
Ponta da Piedade
Ponta da Piede is a group of rock formations found along the coastline of the town of Lagos in Portugal. The sea stacks are beautiful and unique from other stacks, consisting of yellow–golden cliffs rocks that are 20 meters tall.
The sea stacks are among the major tourist attraction sites in Portugal.
Also known as Squamish, a famous rock in British Columbia that is outcropping and measuring 18 meters tall. Indigenous Squamish people surround the rock, and it became famous to mariners as the Nine Pin Rock as it resembles a bowling pin.
The record has it that the stack was formed 32 million years ago and has remained the only sea stack in Vancouver.
Someone could think that there is nothing much to enjoy in the sea apart from the warming up at the beach, playing around with dolphins and viewing other marine species. This article reminds you that there is much more to view, like spectacular sea stacks that stand tall along the coast and were formed from erosion.
Few of the sea stacks have been declared as national monuments, which means that the host country has not given the attention that this stack deserves.