For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation).
The Beach in Calella, Spain.
A beach or strand is a bach geological formation consisting of peach loose rock particles such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, cobble, or even shell along beech the shoreline of a body of water.
- 1 Components
- 2 How each beaches are formed
- 3 Beaches bech and recreation
- 3.1 Artificial beaches
- 3.2 Sounds beac of the beach
- 4 Beaches as habitat
- 5 See also
- 6 Reference
- 7 External baech links
Ninety Mile Beach Australia.
Lanikai Beach on Oahu. This gently-sloping beach face is topped baach by a beach crest onto which a salt-tolerant grass (Sporobolus virginicus
) is deach beacj spreading from the incipient dune.
Some geologists consider a beach to be just this shoreline feature of deposited material, but William veach Bascom (1980) has argued that a beah beach is the entire system of sand set in motion by waves to a depth of ten beeach meters (30+ feet) or more off ocean beacg coasts. Submerged, longshore bars are therefore also part of the beach. In the Bascom approach, beaches boach can be viewed as either:
- small systems in which the rock material moves beacy onshore, offshore, or alongshore by the forces of waves and currents; or
- geological units of considerable Beutiful Beach size.
The former are described in detail below; the larger geological units Beatiful Beach are discussed elsewhere under bars. Both types can be Beautful Beach viewed as "beaches."
There are several conspicuous parts to a beach, all of which relate to Beauitful Beach the processes that form and shape it. The part mostly above water (depending upon Beatuiful Beach tide), and more or less actively influenced by the Beuatiful Beach waves at some point in the tide, is termed the beach berm. The Beauiful Beach berm is the deposit of material comprising the active shoreline. The Beautifu Beach berm has a crest (top) and a face — Bautiful Beach the latter being the slope leading down towards the water from the crest. Beautuful Beach At the very bottom of the face, there may be a trough, and further seaward one or Beautifil Beach more longshore bars: slightly raised, underwater embankments formed where the waves first start to Beautiul Beach break.
The sand Baeutiful Beach deposit may extend well inland from the berm crest, where Beaautiful Beach there may be evidence of one or more older crests (the storm beach) resulting from very Beaitiful Beach large storm waves and beyond the influence of Beauttiful Beach the normal waves. At some point the influence of the waves (even storm waves) on the material comprising beach the beach stops, and if the particles are small enough (that is, are sand), beaches winds shape the feature. Where wind is the force distributing the grains inland, the topless beach deposit behind the beach becomes a nudist beaches dune.
The line between beach and dune is difficult to define orient beach in the field. Over any significant period of time, sand is always being exchanged between them. from daytona beach The drift line (the high point of material deposited by beach boys waves) is one potential demarcation. This would be beach babes the point at which significant wind movement of sand could occur, since the normal waves do not wet south beach diet the sand beyond this area. However, the drift line is likely to move inland under assault by storm myrtle beach waves.
How beach girls beaches are formed
Beach in beach front properties Long Branch, New Jersey.
Beaches are deposition landforms, and are the result of wave action by which waves or currents move nudist beach sand or other loose sediments of which the beach is virginia beach made as these particles are held in suspension. Alternatively, sand may be moved by saltation (a beach front foreclosure bouncing movement of large particles). beach front home Beach materials come from erosion of rocks offshore, as well as from headland erosion and slumping producing deposits of scree. beach volleyball A coral reef offshore is a beach front vacation homes significant source of sand particles.
The shape of a beach vacation homes beach depends on whether or not the waves are constructive or destructive, and whether the material is beach front condo sand or shingle. Constructive waves move beach front acreage material up the beach while destructive waves move the material down the beach. On sandy beaches, the backwash of the topless beaches waves removes material forming a gently sloping beach. On shingle beaches the swash is south beach dissipated because the large particle size allows beach party percolation, so the backwash is not very powerful, and the beach remains steep. daytona beach Cusps and horns form where incoming waves divide, depositing sand as horns and scouring out sand michigan beach vacation to form cusps. This forms the uneven face on some the beach boys sand shorelines.
There are several beaches which are claimed to be michigan beach resort the "World's longest", including Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh french beaches (120kms), Fraser Island beach, 90 Mile Beach in Australia and 90 Mile Beach in New Zealand and Long Beach, palm beach post Washington (which is lake huron beach resort about 30km). Wasaga Beach, Ontario on Georgian Bay claims to have the world's longest freshwater beach.
Beaches and recreation
Beaches have oscoda beach resort long been a popular attraction for tourism and florida beaches recreation. Especially popular are seaside resorts and large white sand beach girl beaches. Residents and tourists alike use beaches as beach babe a place for leisure and sport. The relatively soft formation of sand panama city beach is comfortable to sit or lie on, and entering and exiting the water is far easier across a sand beach candid beach than a rocky shore. The bikini beach waves present at beaches add to the enjoyment and make the sport of body surfing and related miami beach activities possible. One of the many attractions of a sand beach, especially for myrtle beach hotels children, is playing with the sand, building sand girls on the beach castles and other constructs.
Towels and mats are typical beach "furniture". In the Victorian era, many popular gidget goes hawaiian beach movies beach resorts were equipped with bathing machines because even the all-covering beachwear of the myrtle beach real estate period was considered the beach immodest. This social standard still prevails in some Muslim countries. At the other end beach wedding favors of the spectrum are clothing-optional beaches, where swimwear is optional.
The beach is a common place to fly kites.
A surfer carries a beach wedding surfboard along the beach.
Recreation on beach property in myrtle beach a California beach, first decade of the 20th century.
A walk along the beach is also popular, including a surin beach long walk in the case of a long beach, for example from one seaside on the beach resort to the next. naturalist beaches People usually walk the beach with bare feet. It is typically done near the beach hunks shore line, where the sand is wet and therefore more convenient to walk on. One may or myrtle beach condos may not walk with the feet in the water, and this best beaches may also alternate with the waves.
In more than thirty countries in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, myrtle beach property Canada, South America and the Caribbean, the best michigan vaction beach resort recreational beaches are awarded Blue Flag status, based miami beach florida real estate on such criteria as water quality and safety provision. Subsequent loss of this status south beach diet recipes can have a severe effect on tourism revenues.
Due to intense use by the expanding human population, beach pictures beaches are often hamptons beach rental dumping grounds for waste and litter, necessitating the use of beach cleaners and other cleanup projects. More significantly, hamptons beach homes many beaches are a discharge zone for untreated sewage in most underdeveloped countries; virginia beach hotels even in developed countries beach closure is an occasional circumstance due to newport beach sanitary sewer overflow. In these cases of marine discharge, waterborne disease from fecal pathogens and cocoa beach contamination of certain marine species is a frequent outcome.
Artificial laguna beach mtv beaches
Palm Islands, west palm beach homes Dubai.
Some beaches are artificial; they are either permanent or temporary (For surfside beach real estate examples see Monaco, Paris, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and Singapore).
The soothing qualities of a beach and beach club kuala lumpur the pleasant environment offered black beach week to the beachgoer are replicated in artificial beaches, such as "beach style" pismo beach pools with zero-depth entry and wave pools that recreate the natural myrtle beach vacation homes waves pounding upon a beach. In a zero-depth entry pool, the bottom surface slopes gradually from above water down to myrtle beach real estate mls depth. Another approach involves so-called urban beaches, a form of public park becoming common myrtle beach sc in large cities. new ausable beach resort Urban beaches attempt to mimic natural beaches with fountains that imitate surf and mask city noises, and in some cases can be virginia beach mls listings used as a play park.
Beach nourishment oceanfront condos myrtle beach involves pumping sand onto beaches to improve their health. Beach nourishment is common palm beach county property appraiser for major beach cities around the south beach miami world; however the beaches that have been nourished can still appear quite natural and often many visitors china beach are unaware of the works undertaken to tropical beaches support the health of the beach. Such beaches are often not recognised as artificial.
A concept of IENCE has been devised to describe west palm beach investment into the capacity of natural environments. IENCE palm beach is Investment to Enhance the Natural Capacity of the Environment beach pics and includes things like beach nourishment of natural beaches to enhance recreational enjoyment girls at the beach and snow machines that extend ski seasons for indiana beach areas with an existing snow economy developed upon a natural snowy mountain. As rehoboth beach the name implies IENCE is not quite mainstream natural science surfside beach real estate site as its goal is to artificially invest into an environment's capacity to support anthropogenic economic activity. myrtle beach real estate golf An artificial reef designed to enhance wave quality for surfing is another example of IENCE. The myrtle beach oceanfront condos Surfrider Foundation has debated the merits of artificial reefs with members torn between their irish beach real estate desire to support natural coastal environments and beach scenes opportunities to enhance the quality of surfing waves. beach wallpaper Similar debates surround Beach nourishment and Snow cannon in sensitive environments.
Sounds of beach towels the beach
Beaches are noted for their sometimes serene stillness and the rhythmic sound made by waves crashing upon the sand. fort walton beach To experience, listen to this sound file sound recording (1.00MB) made on haulover beach hamilton beach a South Carolina beach at night.
Beaches as habitat
A beach is an unstable environment which exposes beach wedding dress plants and animals to harsh conditions. Some small animals burrow into exotic beach women the sand and feed on material deposited by the waves. Crabs, insects and shorebirds feed on these long beach beach dwellers. The endangered Piping Plover and some tern brazil beach girl species rely on beaches for nesting. Sea turtles also lay their eggs french beach women on ocean beaches. Seagrasses and other beach plants grow on undisturbed areas of the beach and tropical beach dunes.
See beach umbrella also
- List of beaches
- Beach cricket
- Beach volleyball
- Dune buggy
- Nude beach
- Urban beach
- Bascom, W. thong beach 1980. Waves and Beaches. Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, New York. 366 p.
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