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.
Wild beaches are beaches which do not have lifeguards or trappings of modernity nearby, such as resorts, camps and hotels. They are sometimes called undeclared, undeveloped or undiscovered beaches. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature. They are most commonly found in less developed areas including, for example, parts of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
Beaches typically occur in areas along the coast where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments.
Other articles related to "beach":
... Warm Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Snohomish County, Washington, United States ... Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Warm Beach ranks 66th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked ... Warm Beach is home to the Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, which hosts the annual Lights of Christmas festival every December ...
... Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York and the Town of Babylon ... the area was delineated as two CDPs Gilgo and Oak Beach–Captree ... The CDP contained several small beach communities on the barrier island along the southern edge of Long Island ...
... Public access to beaches is restricted in some parts of the world ... For example, most beaches on the Jersey Shore are restricted to people who can purchase beach tags ...
... Next to the Fishing Boat Harbour is Bathers Beach, a flat beach popular with swimmers ... Fremantle is home to other beaches such as South Beach, Leighton Beach and Port Beach ... Cottesloe Beach is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north, halfway between Fremantle and Perth ...
... The Beach (1996) is a novel by English author Alex Garland about backpackers in Thailand ... of a young Englishman in search of a legendary, idyllic beach untouched by tourism ...
Famous quotes containing the word beach:
“On the beach at night,
Stands a child with her father,
Watching the east, the autumn sky.
Up through the darkness,
While ravening clouds, the burial clouds, in black masses spreading,
Lower sullen and fast athwart and down the sky,”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“Across the lonely beach we flit,
One little sandpiper and I;
And fast I gather, bit by bit,
The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry.
The wild waves reach their hands for it,
The wild wind raves, the tide runs high,
As up and down the beach we flit
One little sandpiper and I.”
—Celia Thaxter (Laighton)
“They will tell you tough stories of sharks all over the Cape, which I do not presume to doubt utterly,how they will sometimes upset a boat, or tear it in pieces, to get at the man in it. I can easily believe in the undertow, but I have no doubt that one shark in a dozen years is enough to keep up the reputation of a beach a hundred miles long.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)