List of Beaches

A beach is the land along the shoreline of water and is usually contains much number of substances like sand, gravel, pebbles, cobbles, rock, or shells. Beach substance will be collects on the beach during periods of accretion or moves away from the beach during periods of erosion. Beaches are never static for a long time, always moving. The evolution of the beach as a famous free time resort from the 19th century,which was the 1st appearance of what is now the global tourist industry.

In the 18th century, seaside resorts were started at the first time for aristocracy. These people began frequent changes on the seaside and also fashionable spa towns, for recreation and health. Scarborough was one of the earliest seaside resorts, which is located at Yorkshire in 1720s. This resort has first rolling bathing machines for general purpose in 1735.

Types of beaches:

There are eight types of beaches, which are:

  • Barrier Island beaches
  • Mainland beaches
  • Spit beaches
  • Pocket beaches
  • Wild beaches
  • Man made beaches
  • Mangrove beaches
  • Mediterranean beaches

Beach access design:

It is a significant thought where substantial numbers of walker and vehicles need access to beach. A well designed Beach access should have below properties:

  • Maintain a stable surface able to resist the traffic flow
  • Aesthetically match the neighboring structures and natural landforms
  • Be located in an area that is available for visitors and consistent with safe traffic flows
  • Be maintained properly
  • Be signed and lit to discourage beach users from creating their own alternative crossings that may be more destructive to the beachhead.

World’s longest beaches:

  • Praia do Cassino (212 kilometers [132 mi]) in Brazil
  • 90 Mile Beach in Victoria, Australia (151 kilometers [94 mi])
  • Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (120 kilometers [75 mi] unbroken)
  • 90 Mile Beach in New Zealand (88 kilometers [55 mi])
  • Fraser Island beach (about 65 kilometers [40 mi]) in Queensland, Australia
  • Troia-Sines Beach (63 kilometers [39 mi]) in Portugal
  • Long Beach, Washington (which is about 40 kilometers [25 mi])

Beach Wildlife:

A beach has an unstable environment that exposes plants and animals to unreliable and potentially harsh conditions. Some animals grub into the sand and feed on substances deposited by the waves. The threatened Piping Plover and some species rely on beaches for nesting. Sea tortoises also lay their eggs in ocean beaches. Some plants like seagrasses grow on areas of the beach. Some of Ocean beaches organisms are found only on beaches:


  • Sea oats
  • Sea rocket
  • Beach elder
  • Beach morning glory
  • Beach peanut


  • Crabs
  • Coquina clams
  • Ghost crabs
  • White beach tiger beetles
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