18.104.22.168 16:11, September 17, 2010 (UTC)
There are many landforms that have been formed by coastal processes such as Erosion and Deposition.
Features created by Erosion[edit | edit source]
- Cave - created by the force of the waves attacking the cliffs. A point of weakness will eventually form a notch, then a cave after being attacked by the sea.
- Arch - As a cave grows, it will sometimes meet another cave through a headland. This is an arch. Good examples include Flamborough Head, Yorkshire (chalk) and Durdle Door, Dorset (limestone).
- Stack and stump - These form after an arch collapses, e.g. Old Harry, Dorset (chalk), The Needles, Isle of Wight (chalk)
- Soft rock cliff, e.g. rapidly eroding boulder clay cliffs in Holderness, Yorkshire
- Hard rock cliff, e.g. granite cliffs at Land's End, Cornwall
- Wave cut platform
Features created by deposition[edit | edit source]
- Beach, e.g. Chesil Beach, nr. Portland
- Spit, e.g. Spurn Point (Humberside). and Dawlish Warren (Devon)
- Sand Dunes
- Salt marsh
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