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Ancient La Caleta Beach and Cove; By Cecelia Dailey

Ancient La Caleta Beach and Cove; By Cecelia Dailey

From the south, the route to the ancient city of Cadiz moves through rolling hills lined with windmills, then miles of estuary and flooded fields along the Andalusian coast of Spain. Abandoned and living mouths of alluvial rivers deposit sediment to the ocean and along the shore here.

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Faroe Islands; By Adam Griffith

Faroe Islands; By Adam Griffith

The Faroe Islands are a group of small volcanic islands that lie between Iceland and Norway in the northern Atlantic. Still unknown to many people, the Faroe Islands have become more familiar to some recently due to a variety of media mentions.

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Quendale Beach, Shetland Islands, UK; By Joe Kelley

Quendale Beach, Shetland Islands, UK; By Joe Kelley

Quendale Beach is on the southern side Mainland, the largest of island in the Shetlands. The Shetland Islands, of course, are a part of Scotland, though they are usually shown on an inset map of the UK because they are farther north than parts of Norway. This is a treeless landscape with strong winds and large waves during storms. The Quendale Beach is a beautiful and tranquil, however, with visitors who prefer solitude to glitz …

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Beachfront Development along the Pacific Coast of Colombia: A good thing? By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal

Beachfront Development along the Pacific Coast of Colombia: A good thing? By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal

When we were studying the Colombia’s Pacific Coast barrier islands, we visited a couple of small villages perched on the edge of rapidly eroding beaches. At first the high-risk location of these villages didn’t make any sense to us. Why should the locals live so dangerously? After a few days, however, we began to understand…

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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas; By Katie McDowell Peek

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas; By Katie McDowell Peek

Stretching 80 miles along the Texas shore is Padre Island National Seashore, the world’s longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island…

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Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia USA; By Chester W. Jackson Jr. & Carol Ruckdeschel

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia USA; By Chester W. Jackson Jr. & Carol Ruckdeschel

With a barrier island shorescape composed of kilometers of dune ridges, expansive maritime forest, and dynamic shorelines, Cumberland Island is a complex landscape fashioned by natural processes intertwined with a history of human and non-native biological impacts.

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D-Day’s Legacy Sands, Omaha Beach; By Earle F. McBride & M. Dane Picard

D-Day’s Legacy Sands, Omaha Beach; By Earle F. McBride & M. Dane Picard

Before dawn on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops began storming the shores of Normandy, France, in what would be the turning point of World War II. Troops poured out of planes and off ships along an 80-kilometer stretch of coastline. Omaha Beach sand retains evidence of the Invasion…

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Motu One, Tubuai, French Polynesia; By Andrew Cooper

Motu One, Tubuai, French Polynesia; By Andrew Cooper

Most motus are quite well vegetated, but one small example at Tubuai is completely bare and composed of a white coral sand beach. Called Motu One (pronounced O-nay), it is barely 250m long and 50m wide and is located on the reef crest on the north side of Tubuai, a small island in the Austral Island Group of French Polynesia, about 600km south of Tahiti…

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Playa Mar Chiquita, Puerto Rico; Pablo A. Llerandi-Román

Playa Mar Chiquita, Puerto Rico; Pablo A. Llerandi-Román

Playa Mar Chiquita, or the beach of the small sea, is located near the eastern end of the long ridge of eolianite exposed on the coast of Manatí in northern Puerto Rico, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of San Juan. Playa Mar Chiquita was once a popular secluded beach with a beautiful setting of palm trees, golden sand, and the imposing ridge of pitted eolianite that serves as a contrasting background for the blue clear sky, blue water, and sand…

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