Classic coastal landform 02- a tombolo

Chesil beach joins the mainland to the Isle of Portland  – that’s a landform called a tombolo i.e.) when an island is joined to the land by the deposition of beach sediment.

“It is one of three major coarse clastic (shingle/gravel) structures on the British coast and is unique in being a linear barrier beach whilst the others (Dungeness and Orford Ness) exhibit cuspate development.”

And there is much more of this intelligent stuff here:

http://www.chesilbeach.org/fsg/mbfrmtn.pdf

 

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