Geography Revision of Coastal Landforms
There are many different coastal processes that lead to the formation of different landforms along the coastline.
Wave-cut notches and platforms:
These occur when a headland is being attacked by destructive waves. There is a high tide mark and a low tide mark at the bottom of the headland, in between these two marks the headland is being attacked by abrasion. Also hydraulic power forces air and water into the small gaps in the cliff forcing pieces of rock to break off. The notch occurs inbetween the two tide marks because it is constantly being attacked. It gets deeper into the headland leaving an overhang.
As the notch gets deeper…