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Beaches
Beaches are formed when constructive waves
deposit sediment on the shore.

They usually have three main components:

Nearshore
Foreshore
Backshore



Part of beach
Nearshore The nearshore performs similar functions, but usually only at low
tide. Activities in this area include, recreation, quarrying, and coastal
defences.

Foreshore The foreshore is…

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Storm Beaches
These are associated with large spring tides, where, due to the time of greatest
gravitational pull tides are highest.

Some large-calibre material is thrown up and beyond the usual high water mark because of
the large waves.

The material remains at the top of the beach if it…

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