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barrier beach
Definition

An elongated sand or shingle bank which lies parallel to the coastline and is not submerged by the tide. If it is high enough to permit dune growth it is termed a barrier island.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/10149