For other uses, see Corniche (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Cornice.

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Storm King Mountain, as seen from across the Hudson River. A corniche carrying New York State Route 218 is visible on the left.

This corniche, known as the Hawk’s Nest, carries New York State Route 97 above the Delaware River.

A corniche is a road on the side of a cliff or mountain, with the ground rising on one side of the road and falling away on the other. The word comes from the French route à corniche or “road on a ledge”.

Corniche Beirut


1 Around the world

1.1 France
1.2 Lebanon
1.3 Oman
1.4 Qatar
1.5 United Arab Emirates
1.6 Saudi Arabia

2 References
3 External links

Around the world[edit]
The road that runs roughly between Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (east of Nice) along the sea to Monaco has been colloquially called The Corniche. Another road to the north that parallels it is formally called the Moyenne Corniche.
The avenue that runs along the western and northern coast of the Beirut peninsula is colloquially called Corniche Beirut.
The promenade along the waterfront in Muttrah, Muscat is known as The Corniche.
The promenade that runs for several kilometers along the Doha Bay of Doha is colloquially called Doha Corniche.
United Arab Emirates[edit]

The promenade that runs from the Emirates Palace hotel to the fish market in Abu Dhabi is colloquially called the Corniche.
In Sharjah, the road surrounding Khalid Lagoon is known as Buheira Corniche.
Several other waterfront roads and promenades in the Emirates are also referred to as Corniche, including the Deira Corniche and the Jumeirah Corniche.

Saudi Arabia[edit]
Dammam corniche, Qatif corniche, Khobar corniche, Ras Tanura corniche, Jeddah Corniche, Yanbu corniche, Al Jubail corniche

External links[edit]
The dictionary definition of corniche at Wiktionary