20 amazing cliff side beaches around the world

Only accessible by boat, secluded Navagio Beach on the Ionian Island of Zakynthos is one of Greece's most beautiful stretches of sand. Courtesy CNN

(CNN) — Sandy stretches of flat beach are lovely, but they don’t have anything on the dramatic scenery of a beachside cliff.

Finding your way around these 20 beach spots is often difficult.

Instead of simply driving up or walking out of your beach house, with these, you’ll probably have to hike, climb or boat in, and in some cases, the water is not even recommended for swimming.

But in every case, your hard work is rewarded by the rare beauty where rock meets the ocean.

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