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How do waves wear away at the land 

Headlands and bays 

  • These form along coast that have alternating resistant (harder) and less resistant (softer) rock 
  • The resistant rock will be worn away less quickly leaving the headland which sticks out of the sea where softer rock erodes more quickly and a bay will be formed 

Clifs and wave-cut platforms 

  • erosion is the greates when large waves actully break against the foot of the cliff
  • the foot of the cliff is the undercut to form wave-cut notch  
  • As the notch gets larger, the clif above it will

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