The coast is a dynamic zone where the interaction of the sea and land processes takes place. It can be divided into several zones. (can be omitted)

  • The shore is the area between the highest and the lowest water level. It can be divided into backshore, foreshore and nearshore.
  • backshore: between highest water level and high tide level
  • foreshore: between high tide level and low tide level
  • nearshore: between low tide level and lowest water level
  • Offshore is the submerged area extending seaward from nearshore.