Story: Coastal erosion

Dissipative beach (2nd of 2)

Dissipative beach

Waihī Beach, Bay of Plenty, is an eroded beach – very wide and flat with shallow waters for some distance offshore. Most of the incoming waves generate currents close to shore and carry (dissipate) sediment from one area to another.

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How to cite this page:

Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - Shifting sands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6327/dissipative-beach (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by Willem de Lange, published 12 Jun 2006