What are beaches?


A beach is a landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake or river. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles or cobblestones. The particles comprising the beach are occasionally biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae.

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List Of Social Nudity Places In South America
... Includes free beaches (or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches) and some resorts ...
Ayre (landform)
... An ayre is a name often applied to shingle beaches in Orkney and Shetland ... Norse word for a shingle beach - "eyrr" - and may be applied to ordinary beaches, to cliff-foot beaches (such as the Lang Ayre in Northmavine, Shetland) to spits, bars, and tombolos, but only ...
Beaches, Newfoundland And Labrador
... The Beaches is a village located southwest of Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador. ...
Santa Margalida - Culture and Sightseeing - Beaches
... Beaches and bays in the municipality of Santa Margalida include Platja de Can Picafort, Platja de son Bauló, s'Arenal d'en Casat, Cala Serralot, Platja de son Real, Platja de es Dolç and Platja de son Serra de ...
List Of Social Nudity Places In Oceania
... Includes free beaches (or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches) and some resorts ...

Famous quotes containing the word beaches:

    They commonly celebrate those beaches only which have a hotel on them, not those which have a humane house alone. But I wished to see that seashore where man’s works are wrecks; to put up at the true Atlantic House, where the ocean is land-lord as well as sea-lord, and comes ashore without a wharf for the landing; where the crumbling land is the only invalid, or at best is but dry land, and that is all you can say of it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)