Sea Stacks

A Sea Stack is a geological landform consisting of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast, isolated by erosion.


Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Cocos Island Cocos island is surrounded by several islets, some of them like Manuelita island, isla Pájara and "the moais" rise quite abruptly from the sea.
Dorset and East Devon Coast Old Harry Rocks
Galapagos Islands Kicker Rock (off San Cristobal). See No 7 at link
Gough and Inaccessible Islands "....and there are numerous offshore islets, stacks and rocks - most within 100 m of the main island, and none at a distance greater than 1 km." (UNESCO web site)
Gros Morne National Park There are numerous sea stacks along the shore.
Guanacaste Roca Bruja in Santa Rosa National Park
Gulf of Porto the livid, sheer, and jagged cliffs of the coast contain many grottos and are flanked by numerous stacks, islets, and coves (Coastal WHS)
Lord Howe Island Ball's Pyramid
Macquarie Island The coastline is generally rocky with a several offshore islets and stacks. (Coastal WHS)
Olympic National Park "The rocky headlands, beaches, tide pools nurturing a living rainbow of colors and textures, off shore sea stacks topped by nesting seabirds and wind-sheared trees-all are a remnant of a wilder America."
Redwood "The coastal strip, 55 km long, is characterized by steep rocky cliffs broken by rolling slopes, as well as by stacks .." (UNEP/WCMC 2007)
St. Kilda Stac an Armin
Te Wahipounamu "... a dramatic coastline with irregular high seacliffs, some as high as 2000 m, and many offshore rocks and stacks "(Coastal WHS)


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