Factors influencing coastal processes and coastal landforms include:

  • waves and currents, including longshore drift
  • local geology – that is, rock type, structure and strength
  • changes in sea level
  • human activity and the increased use of coastal engineering.



coastal erosion


landforms of erosion

bays and headlands


caves, arches, stacks and stumps


landforms of deposition



Create a presentation on one of the following landforms:

  • Beach
  • Spits, Bars and Tombolos
  • Coastal sand dunes
  • Coral reefs
  • Mangroves

Your presentation must include:

  • Definition of the landform(s)
  • A list of the keywords we need to know, with definitions
  • Explanation of how they are created
  • A named example
  • High quality images
  • Sources