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Stunning views & rock formations

Located to the north of the island just at the end of the runway you'll find some amazing wind... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Epsom, United Kingdom
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Fossil area

Very interesting area we thought, Granddaughter liked the idea of the fossils and the brief talk... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Located to the north of the island just at the end of the runway you'll find some amazing wind swept cliffs with incredible rock formations & fossils These sandstone formations have been created / gorged out by the elements over years and look stunning... It...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Very interesting area we thought, Granddaughter liked the idea of the fossils and the brief talk on same from our guide.

Thank shroppiefly
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Located on the north side of the island near the end of the runway you'll find these ancient sandstone formations forged over millennia with the wind. They look really delicate but are rock hard. We didn't know about the old bath place at the bottom...More

Thank Brufsters
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This rocks tells the story of the Island, as most of the sand are made from this same rocks. Lovely views as well

Thank MasterChef94
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We fell on this place located at the end of the runway, outside of the airport! You walk through rock formations out of a science fiction movie, formed by wind erosion, keep going to the end and you will find a spring hidden down on...More

Thank Julian B
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A good spot for a photo. Als walk downstairs. You will find a abandoned bathplace. A natural spring used as bathplace in 1843. Unique sandrocks and a great view of the island and gorilla rock. Must see!

Thank Kristopher v
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A place full of strange eroded formations and fascinating shapes but very little explanation on the spot, so you need to do your homework before visiting. Still the area is worth exploring.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The erosion through the time has created wonders - it's too called "the desert" due to the sandy soil.

Thank Doris F
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Explore this place and admire the beauty of the "handcrafts" made by erosion in these hills. In the end of the course a nice view of the sea and the little islans aroud is available to enjoy.

Thank David S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Walking down the hill towards the Fonte, it is interesting to see how nature has sculpted the sands, and many past visitors have carved names, initials, hearts etc. into it. The spring itself is now a tap and without a guide it is difficult to...More

1  Thank jmm130
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