A collection of deposited material. These can be found on the coast as well as on the inside bend of a river where the water is moving slowest. The material on a beach is often sorted or graded from large to small. river coast transportation deposition
a zone of loose material extending from the low water mark to a point landward where either the topography abruptly changes or permanent vegetation first appears. Beaches may be composed of clay, silt, sand, gravel, cobbles, boulders, coral pieces or any combination of these.
Zone of unconsolidated material that extends landward from the low water line to the place where there is marked change in material or physiographic form, or to the line of permanent vegetation (usually the effective lint of storm waves).
Gently sloping areas of loose material (e.g., sand, gravel, and cobbles) that extend landward from the low-water line to a point where there is a definite change in the material type or landform, or to the line of vegetation.
(21XX) - A beach is generally made up of sand, cobbles, or boulders and is defined as the portion of the coastal area that is directly affected by wave action and that is terminated inland by a sea cliff, a dune field, or the presence of permanent vegetation and seaward at the breaker/plunge point (the active portion of this zone varies based on wave and tide conditions).
The terrestrial interface area in between land and a water body where there are accumulations of unconsolidated sediments like sand and gravel. These deposits are laid down by the action of breaking waves.
Zone of sand extending from the high water line to a point landward where either the topography abruptly changes or permanent vegetation first appears, such as a dune line or structures like buildings, roads, etc.