sea cliffs of Molokai

World’s Highest Sea Cliffs: Sea Cliffs of Molokai, Hawaii

Hawaii boasts some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet and the Sea Cliffs of Molokai are no exception.

Considered the tallest in the world, Molokai’s northern sea cliffs are between 3,000 and 4,000 feet high. To see these stunning cliffs, you can either visit Palaau State Park or Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

For an even more spectacular view, a helicopter tour from Maui will give you a bird’s-eye view. Helicopter tours are, in general, one of the most rewarding and breathtaking ways to take in the natural beauty of Hawaii. The Molokai sea cliffs are the result of the Makanalua Peninsula falling into the sea due to the erosion from the seawater pounding away at its base.  What you see now is what was left standing after the collapse.  The sea cliffs of Molokai themselves are a deep, velvety emerald green. During wet seasons you can see waterfalls coursing down to the ocean.

Make sure to book an excursion to kayak along the base of the cliffs, if you’re an advanced kayaker.  Otherwise, you’re safer to stay on shore and enjoy the view from there. OR go for the helicopter tour where you don’t have to break a sweat. Don’t miss the sea cliffs of Molokai!

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