Ontika Limestone cliff

Kose, Valaste küla, Toila vald, Ida-Viru maakond

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This is the location of Estonia’s highest limestone cliff, the Ontika cliff. Approximately 55 metres high - the cliffs are almost like a stone book, opening to the viewer to reveal the layers of its various eras.

A nearby observation platform, built close to the Valaste Waterfall, is the best place to view the cliff. Visitors to the area are also able to take a hike along the coastal hiking trail to discover the limestone cliff's unique forest.

Did you know...?: The Ontika Limestone cliff is the highest section of the over-1,100 km-long Baltic limestone bank that starts on Sweden's Island of Öland and ends in Russia near Lake Ladoga. The longest uninterrupted portion of the limestone cliff runs 23 straight kilometres, from the Village of Saka to the vicinity of Toila.

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24 hours

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Getting there

A sign at the 158th kilometre of the Tallinn-Narva Hwy (E20) says Valaste Waterfall 6 km.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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Beautiful place

Beautiful place, build in 1935 and used as one of the oldest reserves to protect Baltic Clint. Interesting to visit.



Fantastic view

Pieces of rock, covered by grass, come forward as right triangles - as if they were build by people. As far as I understand they fall from time to time - we could see a lot of chips of stone in the...



Breathtaking view

There is a road going miles along the coastline just a few feet from the cliff. Apparently over the years the nature has done its job and eroded enough of the cliff closing the gap between the road...

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