Story: Coastal shoreline

Sand and gravel shore, Puketā

Sand and gravel shore, Puketā

Coarse sand and gravel beaches are common along the east coast of New Zealand. This beach at Puketā is fed with gravels and sand swept down the Kahutara River from the seaward Kaikōura mountains. Mixed sand and gravel beaches are harsh environments and few plants or animals make their home there.

Using this item

Natural Sciences Image Library of New Zealand
Reference: Ec0016smt.tif

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Cliffs and beaches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4801/sand-and-gravel-shore-puketa (accessed 24 June 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006