(Eng. Dutchman’s Cap) is the highest spot on the Lithuanian seaside: a 24.4-meter cliff located between Karklė and Giruliai in the Seacoast Regional Park. According to scientists, the cliff was formed 12 to 15 thousand years ago by retreating glaciers. It is a parabolic dune on a moraine ridge. The Dutchman’s Cap has long been a landmark for sailors and fishermen: overgrown with pine and oak trees, it created a distinct contrast to the sandy plain surrounding it. Navigation signs were installed in the beginning of the 19th century and have been marked on maps ever since. It is believed that the cliff was named the ‘Dutchman’s Cap’ because of its resemblance to a Dutch cap when viewed from the sea. The top of the Dutchman’s Cap commands a sea view with steep shores and stony beaches. This is a perfect spot for watching birds flying over the sea. There is also a park here for nice walks among oaks, beeches, sycamore maples and other ornamental trees. The Dutchman’s Cap cliff is included on the List of Natural Heritage.
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