Friday, August 9, 2013

Spectacular Spits!

A "spit" is a landform made by the deposition of sand by the movement of tides. Spits are narrow and elongated features where one end is attached to the mainland and the other extends out into open water. When waves meet the beach at an oblique angle, moving the sediments down the beach and into open waters where it is deposited as a narrow strip. As a spit grows, it can become stable and fertile enough to support habitation, as seen in some of these spectacular photos (Source:

La Dune de Bouctouche, New Brunswick

Zlatni Rat, Croatia

La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain

Ocean City, Maryland

Vistula Spit, Poland/Russia

Hel Peninsula, Poland

Curonian Spit, Lithuania/Russia 

Spurn Point, UK

Minnesota Point, Duluth Minnesota

Dungeness Spit, Washington

Farewell Spit, New Zealand

Homer Spit, Alaska

Cadiz Peninsula, Spain

Fedotova Spit, Ukraine

Presque Isle, Pennsylvania

Long Point, Ontario

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