All I knew was that the cliff was somewhere in Vieille Case, near a church they said, and so we went out looking.
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Where is this famous cliff?
The cliff became popular after scenes for Pirates of the Caribbean 2 were filmed near that location. The church fight scene where the large water mill’s wheel breaks loose began at that location. I found this website that gives a breakdown how this location and others were used.
While driving to Vieille Case, we stopped at what appeared to be an abandoned bar, or maybe someone’s home. I captured these two images:
Further down the road, I caught the first glimpse of what I believed to be our intended destination. From atop a hill, descending into Vieille Case, we stopped and I captured this image:
We followed the road down, found a church, parked and started walking down towards the sound of the sea and onto an open green pasture with many grazing goats. This pair paused, and allowed me to capture their image:
We took the most obvious path down through the pasture. There’s a rough road leading down on the left and we instinctively went in that direction. When we got to the bottom however, what a disappointment!
It took no more than two seconds for us to realize that we were in the wrong place. So we turned around and walked back up the short but steep hill.
When we got back to the flat of the pasture, we were at a loss as to where to go or what to do. We walked around for about a minute, and purely by mistake, we discovered an overgrown path through the trees that leads toward the sea. Discovery!
When we emerged from the darkness of the bushes, it felt like we had entered a new world. The mighty Atlantic Ocean crashed onto cliffs and rocks all around us, and this new environment was mine to explore photographically for the next 90 minutes or so.
I captured many images, including the following:
I was happy to find this majestic spot on the coast. The wind was blowing loudly and the waves crashed nonstop… but the experience was weirdly calming. I’ll be back soon to capture a few more images.