Giant’s Causeway is one of the unique beach and no other beach like it in the world. First see it, you would never guess that this beach is a beach formed from natural phenomena. The Giant’s Causeway coast is located in Northern Ireland. This beach is an area of about 40 thousand columns basalt rocks formed from volcanic eruptions. This beach has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, and was included in the national nature reserve of Ireland in 1987.
The columns of stone at the Giant’s Causeway to form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. The stone columns have a hexagonal shape, although there are also some which are rectangular, pentagonal, and octagon. The highest stone column here has a height of 12 meters. Giant’s Causeway is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.
Geologically, the Giant’s Causeway is due to volcanic activity during Paleogene several tens of millions of years ago. But the people of Northern Ireland also have its own myths about the formation of the Giant’s Causeway. Irish legend says, long ago, there was an Irish giant build shortcuts to Scotland to fight the giants of the country.
However, when the giants were building the road, he fell asleep. At that moment, a giant of Scotland appear and be against the Irish giants. But seeing their large size, this Scottish giant fear, then ran back to Scotland, and closing the roads that have been made by the Irish giants with large stones.
Sites that is the only UNESCO world heritage in Ireland have until now often visited by many tourists and become the main attraction of Ireland. Unfortunately, there is no permanent tourism center as a source of visitor information on the location of the Giant’s Causeway.