Head lands and bays

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  • Created on: 23-04-14 14:36

Head lands and bays

Causes

  • waves eroding the coastline (through hydraulic action and corrosion) will erode less resistant rocks such as clay quicker than more resistant rocks like limestone. This will leave bays ( areas of resistant rock sticking out into the sea). An area of more resistant and less resistant rocks is known as a discordant coastline.

Effects

  • Headlands and bays

Overall summary

An example of a bay is Swanage Bay, which is next to a headland called Handfast Point.

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